Ricoh KR-5 Super II 35mm Film Camera with RKN 35-70mm Auto Zoom Lens and Batteries - Fully Functional
Here we have an excellent condition and fully functional Ricoh KR-5 Super II 35mm film SLR with a very versatile RKN Multi-Coated 35-70mm F/3.5-4.5 macro focusing auto zoom lens.
This camera ships with new batteries installed, and is ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic photos.
This is a fantastic and affordable general purpose camera for the enthusiastic or new film shooter. It will do nearly everything the average film photographer could ask of it, and it looks quite handsome at the same time. The camera is in very nice condition, with no damage or marring. The viewfinder, film compartment, mirror box, shutter, and battery compartment are all very clean and in great condition. All dials, switches and knobs click and actuate exactly as they should. The light meter works perfectly.
The included lens covers a wide range of focal lengths, from wide angle to short portrait distances. This makes it an ideal setup for almost every kind of general purpose photography, including landscape, snapshots, action, family photos, portraits, architectural shooting, and street photography. The aperture ring clicks as it should, and the focus ring spins fluidly. The mount is pristine, and the filter threads are unmarred. The aperture blades are snappy and oil free, and the glass elements are free of any blemishes, balsam separation, cleaning marks, and fungus.
Additionally of note is the fact that this camera uses the popular K-mount lens system, meaning that many lenses from various makers can be natively mounted to the machine. These include offerings from Pentax, who made some of the best lenses of the day.
The KR-5 Super II is the updated and more advanced version of the original KR-5 Super. It features an improved shutter, allowing speeds up to 1/2000th of a second, and an improved flash sync speed of 1/250th of a second. Bulb mode is also present, naturally.
The camera also improves on the viewfinders of its predecessors by including LED displays for exposure value, and with a big, vivid focusing patch and split-image focusing aid. This makes manual focusing extremely easy, fast, and fun, a process which is also aided by the sheer brightness and size of the rather large viewfinder.
To put it simply, this is a great camera at an affordable price.
It will be carefully packaged and shipped immediately.