Ricoh KR-5 Super
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Ricoh KR-5 Super
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Table of Contents
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DESCRIPTION OF PARTS
BATTERY LOADING
FILM LOADING
SETTING FILM SPEED
METER/SHUTTER "ON-OFF" CONTROL
CORRECT EXPOSURE
SETTING SHUTTER SPEED
SETTING APERTURE
VIEWING AND FOCUSING
UNLOADING FILM
TAKING FLASH PICTURES
RICOH SPEEDLITE 180 AND XR
SPEEDLITE 240
USING SELF-TIMER
CHANGING LENSES
DEPTH OF FIELD
PROPER CARE OF YOUR CAMERA
MAJOR SPECIFICATIONS OF KR-5 SUPER
DESCRIPTION OF PARTS
1. Film Rewind Knob/Back Cover Lock Release Knob
2. Film Rewind Crank
3. Film Speed Dial (ASA/DIN)
4. Film Speed Lock Button
5. Hot Shoe/Flash Contact
6. Shutter Speed Index Line
7. Shutter Speed Dial
8. Cable Release Socket
9. Shutter Release Button
10. Meter/Shutter "ON-OFF" Index Mark
11. Film Advance Lever
12. Exposure Counter
13. Neck Strap Eyelet
14. Self timer LED
15. Self timer Lever
16. Lens Release Lever
17. Lens Locator Node
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18. Depth of Field Scale
19. Focusing Ring
20. Distance Scale
21. F-Stop Ring
22. Sprocket Teeth
23. Film Guide Rail
24. Viewfinder Eyepiece
25. Flash Ready LED
26. Film Rail
27. Film Rewind Shaft
28. Film Chamber
29. Battery Compartment Cover
30. Tripod Socket
31. Film Rewind Release Button
32. Film Take-up Spool
33. Back Cover
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34. Film Pressure Plate
35. Microprism-image Band
36. Split-image Spot
37. Exposure Meter Needle
38. Shutter Speed Needle
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We are most gratified that you have selected the KR-5 SUPER which we are sure will
give you many delightful years of picture-taking pleasure. The KR-5 SUPER is a 35 mm
SLR camera which assures you of superb optics and outstanding mechanical
performance and reliability and which will justify your choice for years to come.
Before Using Your KR-5 SUPER
Please read this instruction booklet carefully and familiarize yourself with the equipment
and its features thoroughly. Your pleasure in using your KR-5 SUPER will be greater if
you know your camera properly.
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BATTERY LOADING
The built-in through-the-lens CdS exposure metering system of your KR-5 SUPER
operates on power activated by two 1.5V SR-44 silver oxide batteries, which are
supplied together with your camera.
1. Remove Battery Compartment Cover (29) by unscrewing it counterclockwise with a
coin (Fig. 1).
2. Place the two batteries into the compartment with the plus (+) side down, as illustrated
in the battery holder of Battery Compartment Cover (29) (Fig. 2). Make sure that the
batteries are correctly placed. If incorrectly placed, Exposure Meter Needle (38) in the
viewfinder will not move at all.
3. Replace Battery Compartment Cover (29) by screwing it clockwise until it stops but do
not force.
Tips for Better Results
Before loading, wipe off the surfaces of the batteries with a clean and dry cloth to ensure
they are free of fingerprints or stains. When your camera is not used for a long period,
remove the batteries and keep it in a cool, dry place.
The batteries will last for about one year in normal use. We suggest you replace them
regularly once a year birthday or sooner.
* The batteries may explode if disposed of in fire.
* Replace the batteries when the Exposure Meter Needle (37) in the viewfinder does not
move in direct sunlight or other bright lights with Film Advance Lever (11) moved to "ON"
position (Refer to "METER/SHUTTER ON-OFF CONTROL"). For replacement, use two
new Mallory MS76, Eveready S76 or equivalent.
FILM LOADING
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Your KR-5 SUPER is designed to accept any standard 35 mm color or black and white
film roll in cartridge ( 12, 20, 24 or 36 exposures).
1. First of all, press Shutter Release Button (9) to see that the shutter has been
released. (Refer to "METER"/SHUTTER ON-OFF CONTROL")
2. Pull up Film Rewind Knob (1 ) until Back Cover (33) snaps open (Fig. 3). Then, pull it
out all the way to allow for insertion of the film cartridge.
3. Swing open Back Cover (33) and place a film cartridge into Film Chamber (2B) (Fig.
4).
4. Push down Film Rewind Knob (1) to its original position by turning Film Rewind Crank
(2) clockwise or counterclockwise so that Film Rewind Shaft (27) engages the film
cartridge and that the film cartridge is seated in place (Fig. 5).
5. Draw the film leader across the camera back and insert it into one of the slits of Film
Take-up Spool (32) (Fig. 6). To bring the slit into a convenient position, rotate Film Takeup Spool (32) in the direction of arrow with your finger.
6. Rotate Film Take-up Spool (32) by advancing Film Advance Lever (11 ) to take up any
slack in the film and check to see that the film tip is firmly hooked onto Film Take-up
Spool (32) (Fig. 7) and that sprocket holes on the film are fully engaged on Sprocket
Teeth (22)
(Fig. 8).
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7. Close and press Back Cover (33) firmly until it snaps shut.
8. Advance Film Advance Lever (11 ) two or three times, after depressing Shutter
Release Button (9) each time, until the number "1" is opposite the index line in Exposure
Counter (12) (Fig. 9). Because the first portions of the film can not be used for picture
taking as they have already been exposed to light and two or three blank exposures
should be fired before taking your first picture. Now it is ready for your first picture.
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Tips for Better Results
* Always load your camera in the shade or in a poorly-lit-place, never in direct
sunlight or other bright light.
* As you advance Film Advance Lever (11), Film Rewind knob (1 ) will
simultaneously rotate counterclockwise indicating that the film is properly
advanced.
SETTING FILM SPEED
Each type of film, color or black and white, has its own sensitivity to light. This sensitivity
is assigned by a numerical value described as an ASA rating (U.S.A. Standard) or a DIN
rating (Europe and most other countries). in most cases, both ASA and DIN ratings are
imprinted on the film package, as well as the data sheet packed with the film and film
cartridge itself. The higher the film speed rating, the more sensitive the film is to light,
that is, less light is required for a proper exposure. The film speed, therefore, is an
important element in insuring that the through-the-lens metering system of your camera
determines the correct shutter speed and f-stop combinations for a given lighting
situation.
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1. Depress Film Speed Lock Button (4) (Fig. 10) and rotate the outer ring of Film Speed
Dial (3) until the ASA (or DIN) number of your film is exactly opposite the index line on
the outer ring of Film Speed Dial (3) and click stops. For example, if the film is ASA 100,
make the correct setting at "100" (Fig. 11).
Tips for Better Results
* Each time a film with a new film speed rating is loaded in your camera, the film
speed must be set to assure accurately exposed photographs.
METER/SHUTTER "ON-OFF" CONTROL
Film Advance Lever (11) controls exposure meter "ON-OFF" and shutter release "LOCKUNLOCK" to protect your camera from unnecessary depletion of the batteries and
accidental shutter release when not taking pictures. 40 degree pre-advance and 135
degree advance angle assures faster winding and permits continuous operation for
sequence photography.
1. When Fillm Advance Lever (11 ) is moved to "ON" position (Fig. 12), the electric
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circuit is switched on and Shutter Release Button (9) is unlocked.
2. Whenever picture-taking is completed, be sure to move Film Advance Lever
(11) to "OFF" position (Fig. 13). The electric circuit is switched off and Shutter
Release Button (9) is locked.
Tips for Better Results
* To prevent unnecessary consumption of the batteries, be sure to move Film
Advance Lever (11 ) to "OFF" position when not taking pictures.
CORRECT EXPOSURE
Your KR-5 SUPER has a built-in through-the-lens full aperture CdS exposure meter
which measures the light coming through the lens and enables you to set the proper
exposure for a given lighting condition. The correct exposure is obtained by setting the
shutter speed and f-stop in the correct combination for the film, subject and lighting
conditions.
1. Set the desired shutter speed opposite Shutter Speed Index Line (6) by rotating
Shutter Speed Dial (7) (Fig. 14).
(Read "SETTING THE SHUTTER"). Shutter Speed Needle (37) in the viewfinder moves
according to the shutter speed you set.
2. Move Film Advance Lever (11 ) to "NO" position (Fig. 12)
3. Hold your camera, look at your subject through the Viewfinder Eyepiece (24) and
check Exposure Meter Needle (37).
4. Rotate F-Stop (lens opening) Ring (21) and align Exposure Meter Needle (37) with
Shutter Speed Needle (3B) (Fig. 15). If Exposure Meter Needle (37) goes above Shutter
Speed Needle (38), this means "overexposure" (Fig. 16): select a faster shutter speed or
a smaller lens opening. On the contrary, if the needle goes below Shutter Speed Needle
(38), this means "underexposure." (Fig. 17); choose a slower shutter speed or larger
lens opening.
[Mike: The object is to get the two arms to match. As you move the shutter speed to a
faster speed, the arm with the circle will go higher on the viewfinder requiring you to
change the aperture. As you choose a slower shutter speed the arm with the circle will
be lower in the viewfinder. Slower shutter speeds can mean camera shake or blur if the
camera is steady but the objects being photographed are moving faster then the shutter
can freeze them. Choosing film speed fast enought is an option to capture action]
If you want to use a specific f-stop for depth of field control, you may set the f-stop first
and then the shutter speed, while other procedures are the same as above.
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This setting may be used when you take a portrait or the like, intentionally making your
subject attractive with the background or the scene in front of it blurred. How your
subject turns out in the picture depends on the f-stop setting. (Refer to "DEPTH OF
FIELD").
Exposure Compensation
Though you learned how correct exposure is obtained, in unusual lighting conditions, the
desired effect or the correct exposure will not be obtained in the final picture and
exposure compensation is necessary.
Back-lit subjects
When the light is behind the subjects,
1. Move close to the subject for meter reading, then, move back, focus and shoot.
2. If it is impossible to approach the subject, adjust either shutter speed or lens
opening to overexpose. When you adjust the lens opening, open up the aperture
by 1 or 2 stops.
Spot-lighted subjects and dark backgrounds
1. Move close to the subject for meter reading, then, move back, focus and shoot.
2. If it is impossible to approach the subject, adjust either shutter speed or lens
opening to underexpose. When you adjust the lens opening, close down the
aperture by 1 or 2 stops.
Tips for Better Results
* When the Shutter Speed Dial (7) is set at ''B" (Bulb), set the desired f-stop and expose
manually because metering with the built-in exposure meter is not possible.
[Mike: it might be possible to find an extended exposure by using a higher ASA rating. If you
temporally change the ASA rating of your 100 ASA film to 400, find the correct exposure in dim
lighting. For example if at ASA 400 the exposure is F2 at 1/15, you can use the half rule, half the
ASA for a extra F-stop or shutter speed. Therefore F2 at 1/15 at 400 would be F2 at 1/8 at ASA
200 or F2 at 1/4 with ASA 100. Now to get you more depth of field, 1/4 at F2 is now 1/2 at F4
and 1 second at F5.6. So if you can get the meter to give you a correct exposure, you can use this
simple rule to change shutter speeds and film speeds.]
* Outside of the meter's coupling range, the exposure meter will not respond correctly.
For example, coupling range for ASA 100 film is from 1/8 sec. at f/1.4 to 1/1000 sec. at
f/16 (EV 4 - 18). If the light is too dim, use supplementary lighting.
SETTING SHUTTER SPEED
The shutter controls the length of time the light is allowed to strike the film. The speed at
which the shutter opens and closed is measured in fractions of a second that correspond
to the numbers on Shutter Speed Dial (7). For example, "500" is 1/500 sec., '`125" is
1/125 sec., and so on.
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* Simply turn Shutter Speed Dial (7) until the desired shutter speed is set opposite
Shutter Speed Index Line (6) (Fig. 14).
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Generally speaking, when shooting outdoors in bright or hazy sunlight, "125" ( 1/125
sec.) is suitable for most pictures. When taking your subjects in motion, "250" (1/250
sec.) to "1000" (1/1000 sec.) should be used .... Faster speeds will "freeze'' extremely
fast moving subjects (sports, racing cars, etc.). When indoors in a wallet room,
"60'' (1/60 sec.) should be sufficient to take your subjects, depending upon the film you
are using. in poorly lit places, or to achieve the maximum depth of field, "30" (1/30 sec.)
to "8" (1/8 sec.) are available. When set at "B", the shutter will remain open as long as
Shutter Release Button (9) is depressed (preferably by a cable release). The "B" setting
is used for long night exposure using street lights or electric signs as a light source, or
under poor lighting conditions when flash cannot be used.
Tips for Better Results
* When using slow speeds (below 1/30 sec.), use a tripod or other firm support to
prevent the movement of the camera and blurred pictures. In shooting with a telephoto
lens, be careful to minimize the camera shake especially.
* Do not set Shutter Speed Dial (7) between marked speeds, but at click stop in
accordance with indicated speeds only.
* Shutter Speed Dial (7) does not revolve between "1000" and "B".
SETTING APERTURE
The lens opening determines the amount of light entering the lens and exposing the
film. The smaller the f-stop (f/2.0, f/2.8, etc.), the wider the lens opening and the greater
the amount of light entering the lens. The larger the f-stop (f/16, f/11, etc.), the smaller
the lens opening and the smaller the amount of light entering the lens. As the lens
opening is moved from f/16 to f/11, the amount of light entering the lens is doubled. As
the lens opening is moved from f/2.8 to f/4, the amount of entering light is cut in half (Fig.
18).
* Rotate F-stop Ring (21) until the desired f-stop is opposite the aperture index line (Fig.
19). Click stop is provided to prevent accidental movement from the setting made.
Tips for Better Results
* If necessary, you may set F-stop Ring (21 ) between two f-stops.
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VIEWING AND FOCUSING
Since you are viewing through the lens, there is no parallax problem ..... What you are
viewing in the viewfinder will exactly appear in your picture. This enables you to
determine the e tact composition of your subjects before pressing Shutter Release
Button (9). Even when you shoot close ups, there is no danger of accidentally cutting off
a portion of your picture. To assure the sharpest possible pictures, your KR-5 SUPER
has a three way focusing screen with diagonal Split image Spot (36), Microprism-image
Band (35) and Fresnel field, and you can select three way focusing according to your
subject.
1. Lock into Viewfinder Eyepiece (24) to compose your subject.
2. Split-image Focusing ... is helpful for the subject with either vertical or horizontal lines.
Rotate Focusing Ring (19) until the split image in Split-image Spot (36) forms a single
image. When it is out of focus, your subject is split into two parts (Fig. 22).
3. Microprism-image Focusing ... is good for the subject which lacks clear vertical or
horizontal lines. Rotate Focusing Ring (19) until the image in Micropnsm-image Band
(35) appears sharp (Fig. 22).
4. You can also focus with any part of the area surrounding Milcroprism-image-Band
(35). This is most useful when taking pictures with ultra telephoto lenses or in close-up
photography with bellows unit, macro lenses or extension rings because the other
focusing aids may darken appreciably.
UNLOADING FILM
After the last picture on the roll of film has been taken, rewind the film and unload your
camera.
1. Press Film Rewind Release Button (31 ) (Fig. 21).
2. Line up Film Rewind Crank (2) and turn it clockwise until Film Rewind Release Button
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(31) stops revolving and you feel the film tension released (Fig. 22). This indicates that
the film has been completely rewound into the cartridge. 3. Open Back Cover (33) by
pulling up Film Rewind Knob (1).
4. Remove the film cartridge and gave the film processed as soon as possible.
Tips for Better Results
* Always unload your camera in the shade or in a poorly-lit place, never in direct sunlight
or other bright light.
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* When you reach the end of the roll of film, Film Advance Lever (11 ) will tighten and
refuse to advance. If this happens, do not advance Film Advance Lever (11) by force for
"Just one more shot", otherwise the film will be torn out of the cartridge.
* Film Rewind Release Button (31) will remain in place once it is pressed, and return
automatically to its original position when Film Advance Lever ( 11 ) is advanced.
TAKING FLASH PICTURES
You can use a flash at night or in a dimly lit room as well as for supplementary lighting in
outdoor photography. The camera and electronic flash will be fully synchronized with the
shutter speed at "B" and 1/8 sec. to 1/125 sec.
* Mount a flash unit with a built-in hot shoe contact on Hot Shoe (5).
[Mike: most flash units you will find today will have an Auto flash mode. Find the F-stop of the
Auto mode (some better flash units have 2 or 3 F-stops choices) and set the lens aperture to that
Auto F-stop and the shutter speed to the maximum shutter speed (1/125). Your flash should show
a range in feet that this flash will Automatically adjust the light from the flash to provide a very
effective exposure]
Tips for Better Results
* Use a flash unit with a built-in hot shoe contact only because the camera is not
equipped with flash terminal for a flash unit
with connecting cord.
* "125" (1/125 sec.) on Shutter Speed Dial (7) is marked in red as a reminder for
electronic flash synchronization (Fig. 23).
* Do not use other makes of flash units that have special signal pins exclusively for their
cameras, as this may damage the circuitry of the camera.
RICOH SPEEDLITE 180 AND XR SPEEDLITE 240
Use Ricoh XR Speedlite 180 or 240 (Fig. 24) for convenient, easy to take flash
photography.
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If you use Speedlite 180 or 240 thrystroid type automatic flash units:
* You don't have to set F-stop each time, depending on the camera to-subject distance.
Once it is set, flash unit automatically controls the amount of light for correct exposure.
FILM SPEED
F-stop to be set
automatic
flash range
XR SPEEDLITE
180
ASA100 FILM
F/4.0
2.6 - 15 feet
XR SPEEDLITE
180
ASA 400 FILM
F/8.0
2.6 - 15 feet
XR SPEEDLITE
240
ASA100 FILM
F/5.6
3.3 - 14.3 feet
XR SPEEDLITE
240
ASA 400 FILM
F/11
3.3 - 14.3 feet
* Flash Ready LED (25) lights up on the viewfinder frame when the flash is fully charged.
So you don't have to remove your eye from the camera to check if the flash is recycled
and ready for the next shot. (Fig.27)
* Recycling time is very short when camera-to-subject is closer. Consequently, the
battery life is prolonged compared to the non-thrystroid type automatic flash units or
ordinary manual type flash units.
Exposure for manual type flash unit
The exposure is determined by the guide number of the electronic flash unit. The guide
number represents a relationship between the light output of the flash and the speed of
the film. Guide numbers for electronic flash units are found in the technical
specifications. Using the guide number, you can determine the correct f-stop for a given
flash situation using the following formula:
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F-stop = Guide number divided by Flash-to-subject distance.
For example, if your flash unit has a guide number of 16 (ASA100.m) or 52.8 (ASA 100
ft) for the type of film you are using and your subject is 2 meters (6.6 ft) from the flash
unit as indicated on Distance Scale (20) after focusing, divide 16 (52.8) by (6.6). The
answer is 8; therefore, set F-stop Ring (21) to 8 (f/8).
Tips for Better Results
* If you are using an auto electronic flash unit with power ratio control, follow the
instruction sheets packed with the flash unit.
* Most electronic flash units have a built-in dial or exposure table which enables
you to quickly compute f-stops based on flash-to-subject distances.
USING SELF-TIMER
Your KR-5 SUPER has a built-in Self-timer which delays the shutter release about
maximum of 10 seconds. This enables you to include yourself in your own pictures and
is also of benefit in taking close-ups or photomicrographs where camera movement must
be avoided.
1. First, advance Film Advance Lever (11).
2. Merely move Self-timer Lever (15) counterclockwise (Fig. 25).
According to the degree you have moved it down, you can adjust the operating time. For
the maximum delay, move it until it stops.
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3. Press Shutter Release Button (9) to start the self-timer moving. Then the self-timer
LED lights up to indicate the self-timer is activated (Fig. 26).
Tips for Better Result
* You can set Self-timer Lever (14) firstly and then advance Film Advance Lever
(11).
* The camera should be placed on a tripod or other sturdy support when using self
timer.
* When using a tripod with a long thread length (more than 5.7 mm), be careful not
to forcibly screw in the thread further than the depth of the socket.
CHANGING LENSES
To mount the lens on the camera
1. Mount the lens by lining up the red dot on the lens mount with the matching dot on the
camera mount (Fig. 27).
2. Grasp the lens firmly around the lens barrel and turn it clockwise until it clicks into
place.
To remove the lens from the camera
1. Grasp the lens firmly around the lens barrel in one hand.
2. With the other hand, hold the camera body and press Lens Release Lever (16) and
turn the lens counterclockwise until it stops (Fig. 28). The lens now can be removed.
You can also change lenses easily without looking even in the dark by means of Lens
Locator Node (17). Line up Lens Locator Node (17) with Lens Release Lever (16) and
turn the lens clockwise for mounting the lens. For removing the lens, press Lens
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Release Lever (16) and turn the lens counterclockwise until Lens Locator Node (17) and
Lens Release Lever (16) line up.
Tips for Better Result
* Whenever a lens is mounted on the camera, make sure that the lens is perfectly
mounted.
* Do not touch any of the internal parts or permit dust or curt to enter the camera
body when removing or attaching lenses.
* Protect the inside of the camera by putting on the body cap whenever the
camera is carried or kept with the lens removed.
DEPTH OF FIELD
When you focus on a specific subject, an area in front of and behind the subject will
appear acceptably sharp in your picture.
This area of acceptable sharpness is called "Depth of Field". The depth of field is
determined by the F-stop you select and the distance from the in-focus subject to the
film plane. As you get closer to your subject, or as you open your lens (for example, from
f/16 to f/2.0 the depth of field becomes shallower. By stopping the lens down (for
example, from f/2.0 to f/16), the depth of field becomes deeper.
INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES AND ACCESSORIES
A wide range of XR RIKENON interchangeable lenses including extremely wide angle
lenses, telephoto lenses, zoom lenses and various accessories are available to enable
you to expand the pleasure of your picture taking. XR RIKENON interchangeable lenses
and accessories are made of selected high quality materials under strict quality control
to assure you of high performance and full satisfaction. Select XR RIKENON
interchangeable lenses that will meet your needs.
Since the camera is designed to accept any lens with the "K-type bayonet mount, your
KR-5 SUPER affords you the opportunity to select any interchangeable lens or
accessory of the K-" type bayonet mount available on the market.
[Mike: you can use any K-mount lens including AF lenses. The AF lens may be difficult to focus
as they are not made to be a manual focus lens. Any PK, Pa/r (lens made with Pentax and Ricoh
"Program" pin or Auto PK (Pentax lens with the "auto" pin as well as the Ricoh only "program"
contact pin) lens can be used but the metering remains the same. See my initial Chinon web site
about the "program" type of lenses. You must change the shutter and F-stop individually to get
the needles to match even though you have a "program" lens.]
PROPER CARE OF YOUR CAMERA
* Always carry your camera with its carrying case and neck strap. Use the lens cap to
protect the lens When not taking pictures.
* Protect your camera from dust, dirt, water, rain, dampness, salt air and rough handling.
* Never expose your camera to excessively high or low temperatures for an extended
period of time. In extremely hot climates, do not leave your camera inside closed
automobiles during the daytime or in direct sunlight.
* In extremely cold climates, expose your camera to the outer air only when in use ...
When using, expose your camera gradually to the outer air to prevent the lens from
clouding.
* If exposed to an extremely cold climates, the exposure meter batteries may fail to
operate properly. Keep your camera inside your clothing until taking a picture.
* Never touch the surfaces of the lens, metal focal plane shutter curtain, reflex mirror,
etc. with your fingers.
* To clean the lens, gently wipe it in a circular motion with a lens cleaning paper or a
son, clean and lintless cloth.
* Do not wipe the camera body with chemicals, such as benzene, thinner, etc. Use only
soft cloth or cotton swab sprinkled LIGHTLY with alcohol on the camera body. Do not
use them on the lens because it can affect coating.
* When your camera is not in use for an extended period of time, put the lens cap,
remove the batteries, place your camera in its carrying case together with silica gel or
other desiccant and store it in a dry and cool place.
* Never store your camera in places where the temperatures are excessively high or low.
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* Do not attempt to disassemble or repair your camera yourself. If service is necessary,
get in touch with your dealer or authorized Ricoh service station.
* Do not leave your camera near the magnetic objects like radio, television set, etc.
MAJOR SPECIFICATIONS OF KR-5 SUPER
Camera Type:
35 mm SLR with metal focal plane shutter.
Film Format:
24x36mm
Film Size and Capacity:
35 mm perforated film in 12, 20, 24 or 36 exposures.
Standard Lenses:
50 mm XR RIKENON F1.7 lens
50 mm XR RIKENON F2.0 lens
Filter size: 52 mm screw-in type
Lens Mount:
"K'' type bayonet with 65 rotating angle
Shutter:
Vertically moving Copal CCS metal focal plane shutter with speeds from 1/8
to 1/1000 sec. plus B.
View finder:
Fixed eye-level pentaprism
Exposure meter needle and Shutter speed needle visible.
Viewing magnification 0.83X
Field of view covers 93% of actual picture area
Focusing:
Diagonal Split-image spot in microprism-image band surrounded by Fresnel
field.
Exposure Meter:
Two CdS photocells TTL full open metering for center-weighted average
light reading coupled to shutter speeds, film speeds and f-stops.
Exposure Coupling Range:
EV 4 - 18 (ASA 100 film with 50 mm f/1.4 lens)
Film Speed Range:
ASA 12 ~ 3200 (DIN 12 ~ 36)
Exposure Meter Power Supply:
Two 1.5V silver-oxide batteries (SR-44, Mallory MS76, Eveready S76 or
equivalent).
Flash Synchronization:
X Synchronization for electronic flash unit at "B" and 1/8 sec. to 1/125 sec.
Flash Contact:
"X" contact on hot shoe for cordless electronic flash unit
Film Loading:
Multi-slit easy loading
Film Wind:
Single stroke film advance lever with 135 degree winding angle (40 degree
play)
Film Rewind:
Film rewind crank by pressing film rewind button on base of camera
Exposure Counter:
Additive, automatic resetting.
Other Features:
Self-timer
Self-timer LED/shutter release LED
Hot shoe
Shutter release lock (with film advance lever)
Meter on/off switch (with film advance lever)
ASA/DIN dial lock
Cable release socket
Tripod socket
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Flash ready LED
Dimensions:
139.9 (width) x 91.3 (height) x 48.0 (depth) mm (Body only)
Weight:
540g (Body only)
* Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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