Sears SR TLS 35mm Film SLR Camera with Auto Sears 50mm f/1.7 Prime Lens and Strap
Here we have a good condition and fully functional Sears SR TLS 35mm film SLR with a very capable and sharp 50mm F/1.7 prime lens. The camera also comes with a strap. This camera is ready to produce another lifetime of fantastic photos.
Manufactured by Ricoh for sale in Sears department stores, this camera is a fantastic and affordable general purpose camera for the amateur shooter. It will do nearly everything the beginning film photographer could ask of it, and it looks quite handsome at the same time.
It is an aperture-priority auto-exposure camera, meaning that the photographer can control the aperture of the lens but the camera automatically sets the correct exposure. This is great for shooters who want to focus on composition, framing, and focus, while not worrying about manual settings. The ability to control aperture allows creative expression in depth-of-field.
The camera is in very nice condition. 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 and auto-exposure systems work perfectly.
The included lens has a focal length of 50mm, which is considered the standard of photography. 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.
One small feature of this camera that is personally favored is the diagonal split-image circle within the viewfinder. 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.