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Ricoh XR6

Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2013-01-30

Ricoh XR6

Introduced in: 1981

Technical info

Lens mount: Pentak K (PK)
Shutter speeds: 1/1000s to 1s
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 + X sync connection
Weight: 463g

Exposure comp + or - by 2 steps.

Takes standard 135 film
24×36 mm negative size.

Operating + Sounds
Ricoh XR6


Great size and brightness.

Right side have light meter info, three led lights with + o -

Shutter type:

Focal plane
Vertical metal blade.

Electronic controlled.

Build quality:

The cameras body is nice and solid but the buttons and dials are plastic and feels cheap.
My copy have a very loose and sloppy film advance lever but I don't think that's a common problem.


The only shutter options this have is L (lock), A (Auto), X (flash sync) and B (Buld)
You also have a shutter comp + or - by 2 steps.

Some parts are plastic and feel cheap but the main camera body is nice and solid.
Don't have and mirror lock and the self-timer don't lock up the mirror first.

But these are usually very reliable and a camera like this can work more than enough.

Thumbs up:

Thumbs down:

No manual shutter
Quite noisy
No mirror lock
Some parts are plasticky

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