REVIEW: Ricoh 500G
Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-06-27
Lens: Ricoh / Rikenon 40mm f/2.8
Aperture: f/2.8 to f/16 (4 bladed aperure)
Shutter: 1/500s and 1/8s plus a Bulb setting
Light meter: A little CdS mounted just over the lens and you have a needle in the viewfinder (aperture)
Flash: Hotshoe and sync connection (syncs at any speed)
Takes 135 film
24×36 mm negative size.
Okay size and brightness.
Analogue B&W film
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f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16
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Very solid and well put together.
The focus ring that is made of plastic and don't have that solid nice feel that the rest have.
Operating + Sounds
Good lens and nice and solid build quality.
I like that this can be used fully manual because these old light meters are usually not that accurate and some have problems taking today's batteries.
Can be used fully manual
Few shutter speeds
Plasticky focus ring compared to the rest of the camera
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