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Ricoh KR-5

Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-01-28

Ricoh KR-5

Introduced in: 1978

Technical info

Lens mount: Pentax K (PK)
Shutter speeds: 1/500s to 1/8
Light meter: Through the lens, center weighted (ISO 12 - 3200)
Battery: two 1.5v SR44 or one 3v equivalent (Only for the light meter)
Flash: Hot shoe (sync 1/60 sec)
Weight: 535g


Takes standard 135 film
24×36 mm negative size.

Operating + Sounds
Ricoh KR-5


Great size and brightness.

Exposure meter (match needle)

Shutter type:

Focal plane
Vertical metal blade.

All mechanical.

Build quality:

Very good and solid.
It also have a nice feel to it.


Nice robust SLR with very good build quality.
Little few shutter speeds for my use but can be more than enough for those that mainly shoot handheld.

Thumbs up:
Build quality and feel

Very reliable
All mechanical and battary is is only for the light meter.
View finder

Thumbs down:

Little noisy

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