RICOH
Photographic Product Catalogue



This camera manual library is for reference and historical purposes, all rights reserved.
This page is copyright by M. Butkus, N.J.
This page may not be sold or distributed without the expressed permission of the producer

  BACK TO CAMERA MANUALS PAGE



Experience, almost four decades of producing some of the world's finest photographic products. Innovation, developing and refining a host of advancements in camera technology. Quality, controlling the manufacturing process from start to finish, insuring the highest reliability. And exceptional value. The incomparable differences that have established Ricoh's international reputation.4www.butkus.org

35mm SLR cameras, both automatic and manual, highlighted by the award-winning XR Series. And newly-designed XR Rikenon lenses with the versatile "K" type bayonet lens mount.

Compact, easy to carry 35mm rangefinder cameras. In a selection of models to satisfy the most demanding professional and the first day picture taker.

Ricoh auto half frame, the world's smallest auto-winding camera. For twice as much shooting fun, wherever you go.

Super 8 420Z zoom movie camera, plus High Sound 1200M Super 8 movie projector; the perfect combination for high performance movie-making.

The following pages introduce Ricoh's full line of photographic products, offering a world of choice in the finest quality.


RICOH XR-1


Manual Control
Exceptional Quality and Value

      Ricoh places exceptional quality and value in the hands of today's serious photographer. Ideal size and weight. The superbright full-information viewfinder with Away focusing. And complete versatility; wide film speed and shutter range, full-aperture CdS metering, a multi-exposure button, and newly-designed XR Rikenon lenses.

Standard Lens: 50mm XR Rikenon f/1.4, f/1.7, f/2.0:  "K" type bayonet mount

Shutter:   Metal focal plane, 1 to 1/1000 sec. plus B

Viewfinder:  Fixed eye-level pentaprism, F-stop, Shutter speeds, "B" (Bulb), Exposure meter needle, Shutter speed indicator and battery check mark visible

Exposure Meter: Three CdS photocells TTL full open metering

Dimensions: 139.9 (width) X 91.3 (height) X 48.0 (depth)mm (Body only)

Weight:  550g (Body only)
 


RICOH XR-2

Automatic Exposure and Manual
Advanced Performance and Reliability

      It's your choice of the best in automatic exposure convenience and manual control. Plus incomparable performance and reliability. You can feel the difference. And you can see the difference. With surprising extras, like a multi-exposure button. And the full range of XR Rikenon lenses.

 

Standard Lens: 50mm XR Rikenon f/1.4, f/1.7, f/2.0: "K" type bayonet mount

Shutter:   Electronically controlled metal focal plane
                Automatic electronic shutter:
                Continuously variable speeds from LT
                (approx. 8 sec.) to 1/1000 sec.
                Manual electronic shutter:
                Stepped speeds from 4 to 1/1000 sec.

Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism
                    F-stop, Shutter speeds, "A" (Automatic),
                    "B" (Bulb), "X" (1/90 sec.)
                    Exposure meter needle
                    Shutter speed indicator and battery check zone visible

Exposure Meter:   Three CdS photocells TTL full open metering
                                coupled to aperture-priority automatic exposure system

Dimensions: 139.9(width) X 91.3(height) X 48.0(depth)mm
                      (Body only)

Weight:   560g (Body only)


RICOH XR500

Move Up To Fine Photography
With The Practical XR500 Choice

Better photography begins with the XR500. An advanced featured camera for the photographer on the way up. Easy handling with a large, bright full-information viewfinder.  Sensitive CdS light metering. Plus the full selection of XR Rikenon lenses and accessories.4www.butkus.org

 

 

Standard Lens: 50mm XR Rikenon f/2.0, f/2.8: "K" type bayonet mount

Shutter:            Metal focal plane
                        From 1/8 to 1/500 sec. plus B

Viewfinder:       Fixed eye-level pentaprism
                        Exposure meter needle and Shutter speed needle visible

Exposure Meter: Two CdS photocells TTL full open metering

Dimensions: 139.9 (width ) X91.3(height) X 48.0(depth)mm
                    (Body only)

Weight:  540g (Body only)


XR RIKENON LENSES

Newly-Designed XR Rikenon Lenses
With The "K" Type Bayonet Mount

Designed for unlimited interchangeability with the new Ricoh XR cameras, the newly-designed XR Rikenon lenses open up a world of creative possibilities. From super-telephoto to macro, plus a wide choice of specialized accessories, the highest quality and performance is on your side.
 

 


RICOH SINGLEX II

Extend Yourself With
Ricoh's Renowned Singlex II

    The Singlex now offers extensive possibilities for both the advanced amateur and professional. There's a full line of Ricoh interchangeable lenses all the way from close-up to far-reaching telephoto. Shutter speed selection up to 1/1000 sec. And the added features you expect in a fine SLR camera.4www.butkus.org

Standard Lens: Auto Rikenon f/1.4, 55mm; f/L7, 50mm; f/2.0, 50mm; f/2.8, 50mm
                        Standard P thread screw mount

Shutter:  Metal focal plane, 1 to 1/l000sec. plus B

Viewfinder:   Fixed eye-level pentaprism
                    Exposure meter needle and exposure index bracket visible

Exposure Meter: CdS photocells TTL stopped-down aperture meter reading

Dimensions:  147.1(width) X 49 7(height) X 96 4(depth)mm
                    (Body only)

Weight:  780g (Body only)


RICOH SLX 500

The Easiest Way To
Expand Your World of Creativity

     The quality is immediately apparent, from the professional black body design to the exciting line of renowned Rikenon
interchangeable lenses. Compact, feature-loaded, full operation ease. Ricoh's SLX 500 is the easiest way to exceptional
photography.

 

Standard Lens: 50mm Auto Rikenon f/2.0, f/2.8
                        Standard P thread screw mount
                        Cloth focal plane, 1/30 to 1/500sec. plus B

Viewfinder:   Fixed eye-level pentaprism
                    Exposure meter needle and exposure index bracket visible

Exposure Meter:  CdS photocells TTL stopped-down aperture
                            meter reading

Dimensions:  140(width) X 91.8 (height) X 51(depth)mm

Weight:  595g (Body only)


RIKENON LENSES

The Finest Ouality and Selection
All The Way To The Outer Limits

     Rikenon lenses are the finest in quality and selection, all the way from super-telephoto to zoom, standard, wide-angle, and the breathtaking world of macro. Plus a full line of accessories for every imaginable purpose. All coated for maximum resolution, color balance, and freedom from aberration.

 

 


RICOH 500G

The Top Of Its Class
In Ouality, Performance, and Versatility

At the top of its class; unbelievable quality, performance, and versatility. Beginners to advanced photographers will find a choice of fully automatic exposure and manual. With a fantastic f/2.8 lens and wide shutter speed range. An exposure lock for critical lighting situations. And a host of special features in a lightweight, carry-anywhere compact. Lens: Shutter: Viewfinder

Lens:  40mm color Rikenon f/2.8 lens

Shutter:  Mechanical shutter, B. 1/8 - 1/500 sec.

Viewfinder:   Parallax correction marks, superimposed rangefinder patch, f-stop scale, exposure meter needle,
                    over and underexposure warning red zones, "M" for manual operation visible

Exposure Meter:  CdS exposure meter, fully automatic and manual override

Dimensions:  111(width) x 71(height) x 56(depth)mm

Weight:  580g4www.butkus.org


RICOH 500GX

Full-Featured, Automatic and Manual
Dynamic Multi-Exposure Capability

The best of both worlds in a dynamic design; the compact, lightweight 500GX has both automatic exposure and manual control. Bright and clear viewfinder tells you all you have to know. The multi-exposure lever allows unlimited creativity. And Ricoh's 'Green Ring' for rapid shooting. With a choice of body styles.


 Lens: Shutter: Viewfinder:

Lens:  40mm color Rikenon f/2.8 lens

Shutter:  Mechanical shutter, B. 1/8 - 1/500sec.

Viewfinder:   Parallax correction marks, superimposed rangefinder patch, f-stop scale, exposure meter needle,
                    over and underexposure warning red zones, and battery check red marker, "M" for manual operation visible

Exposure Meter: CdS exposure meter, fully automatic and manual override

Weight:  111(width) x 71(height) x 56(depth)mm

Weight:  420g


RICOH 800 EES

The Compact Electronic Brain
Captures the Picture of Perfection

The lightweight, easy to hold camera that is automatically picture perfect. An electronic brain sets both shutter speed and aperture; great results indoors and out, day or night. Also, automatic flash. So next time you venture out, bring back picture perfect memories with the 800EES.4www.butkus.org

Lens: Rikenon 40mm f/2.8 lens

Shutter: Programmed system electronic shutter, 4 - 1/800 sec.
             (Auto BE Exposure) 1/30 sec. (with synch.)

Viewfinder: Parallax correction marks Battery check and long time exposure lamp,
                  plus mark for flash photography visible

Exposure: CdS programmed automatic exposure

Dimensions: 111.4(width) x 71(height) x 58.3(depth)mm

Weight: 400g


RICOH 35ZF ST 35ZF

The Easy To Use Ouality Compact
Foolproof Automatic Convenience

Amazingly versatile, simple to use, Ricoh offers sure-fire automatic picture taking in four compact styles. Featuring a distinctive 40mm Rikenon f/2.8 lens combined with a sensitive CdS light meter. Take your choice of automatic exposure ease
or manual override.

 

Lens:  40mm Rikenon f/2.8 lens

Shutter:  Mechanical shutter, B. 1/8 - 1/500sec.

Viewfinder:  Parallax correction marks F-stop scale, exposure meter needle, over and under
                   exposure warning red zones visible

Exposure Meter: CdS exposure meter, fully automatic and manual override.

Dimensions:  111(width) x 71(height) x 56(depth)mm

Weight:  400g

Self-timer:  35ZFST only


RICOH AUTO HALF SE-2 E-2

The World's Smallest Auto-Winding Camera
Pure Fun, Error-Free Pictures

The world's smallest auto-winding camera, uniquely designed for error-free picture taking ease. Automatic film winding and a wide-angle 25mm f/2.8 lens make perfect pictures a snap. Twice as many pictures, twice as much fun.

 

Lens:  25mm Ricoh f/2.8 lens

Shutter: Mechanical shutter 1/125sec. for auto, 1/30 sec. for X synchronization

Viewfinder:  Yellow mark for sufficient light and a red mark for insufficient light

Exposure Meter: Fully automatic, and manual override for flash pictures

Dimensions:  89(width) x 67(height) x 34.5(depth)mm

Weight:  330g (E-2), 350g (SE-2)

Self-timer:  SE-2 only4www.butkus.org


RICOH AUTO HALF EF

Built-In Flash Versatility
The Pocket Size Go-Anywhere Compact

The handy built-in electronic flash gives you twice as many picture taking opportunities. And Ricoh's special auto-winding makes sure you're always ready for the next shot. The fixed focus lens ensures brilliant, ultra-sharp results. Ricoh's pocket size wonder, for the easiest picture taking everywhere you travel.

 


Lens: 25mm Ricoh f/2.8 lens

Shutter: Mechanical shutter 1/125 sec.

Viewfinder: Yellow mark for sufficient light and a red mark for insufficient light

Exposure Meter: Fully automatic and manual override for flash pictures

Built-in Flash: Quick charge type flash, Guide number 12m (ASA 100)

Dimensions: 120.5(width) x 76.5(height) x 41.5(depth)mm

Weight: 395g (without batteries)


RICOH HI-SOUND 1200M

Everything Is At Your Side
Full-Range Professional Sound

All operation controls have been designed on the side for pure operation simplicity. Notice the continuous sequence operation knob for complete convenience, the built-in ultradynamic speaker, professional sound-on-sound recording facility. And many other advanced features.

 

Usable Film: Super 8/Single 8 sound and silent films

Projection Lens: Ricoh zoom lens, f/1.3, 15-25mm

Projection Lamp: 12V, lOOW halogen lamp with cold mirror

Projection Speed: 18 and 24 fps

Record/Play Back system:  Magnetic

Sound-on-Sound Recording:  Possible, Fade in/out recording also possible

Built-in Speaker:  10cm, 2W peak, 8ohms

Power Requirements:  100/117V, 220/240V, 50/60Hz

Dimensions:  320(width) x 225(height) x143(depth)mm

Weight:  7.5kg


RICOH SUPER 8 420Z

Zoom In On Super-Fun
High Performance
Super 8 Movies

Zoom in on the action with Ricoh's high-performance Super 8 420Z movie camera. With precise through-the-lens Electric Eye metering, sure quality movie making is easier than ever. Motor-powered automatic zoom, remote control, and lots more.  You're ready to move in on super-fun, Super 8 movies.

 


Lens:  F/1.8, 9-36mm (4.0X) zoom lens

Exposure Systems:  TTL-EE CdS metering system

Viewfinder:  Reflex viewfinder, under and over exposure warning

Zooming:  Motor-powered automatic zooming
                Manual zooming also possible

Film Speed:   18fps and single frame

Dimensions:  204(width) x 190(height) x 57.5(depth)mm, (with grip in position)

Weight:  1,100g (with four penlight battenes)