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Created 5 April 2009 ... Updated 5 April 2009

Ricoh 35 ZF

Ricoh 35 ZF A sister of the more expensive Ricoh 500G, sans rangefinder, the 35 ZF is your typical late 1970s camera as there have been so many very similar cameras from so many camera manufacturers. It's basically a small box with which you could take pictures using the automatic exposure features.

However, this camera, as its sister, has the highly regarded Rikenon 40mm lens, had a full metal body and is, well, very nice indeed. The lens is plenty sharp, has good contrast and the package is extremely small so it makes a great take-with-you-whereever-you-go camera.

Manufactured by  :  Ricoh
Model  :  Ricoh 35 ZF
Type  :  35mm viewfinder camera
Produced  :  late 1970s - unfortunately I have not found any documentation on this camera so it's hard to say the exact date of production
Film  :  35mm (Type 135)
Picture size  :  24 x 36 mm
Made in  :  Taiwan
Material  :  Brushed aluminium and partly black plastic
Lens  :  Rikenon Lens 40mm 1:2.8 Ricoh Co.. Ltd.
Focus range  :  0,9 meter - infinity
Viewfinder  :  Bright finder
Aperture scale using needle blended in.
Shutter  :  Leaf shutter, 1/8 - 1/500 sec + Bulb
Aperture  :  2.8 - 16 and Automatic
Self timer  :  none
Exposure  :  Automatic with manual aperture selection, i.e. shutter speed is set automatically
Exposure meter  :  CdS cell next to the lens
Battery  :  1.35 Volt mercury battery type PX-625
Flash  :  Hotshoe on top of the camera.
Dimensions  :  110 mm x 71 mm x 56 mm.
Weight  :  approx 400 gramm.
Serial number  :  19 213459
mark inside the film compartment 8073
Other  :  In the manual setting the exposure and aperture rings are coupled to make an EV combination. However, unlike Hasselblad lenses, there is no EV scale.
Collection status  :  sold
Ricoh 35 ZF

links Ricoh 35 ZF
links Ricoh 35 ZF Manual
links Read the manual at Michael Butkus' Website in JPG format and don't forget to send hin some money.

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