Ricoh GXR Leica A12 Macro pictures

Today I want out with my Ricoh GXR Leica A12 camera, fitted with a Tamron 90mm Macro lens, to take some macro photos on a piece of waste ground at the bottom of our street. This is a fairly common occurrence at this time of year, when the weather is nice, but I found it a bit of a frustrating experience. Normally, I can set whichever camera I’m using to manual focus and use the focus peaking mode of the […]

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Ricoh Singlex II 35mm slr camera

The Ricoh Singlex II manual focus SLR camera was introduced by Ricoh in the mid 1970s as an improved version of their original Singlex TLS camera. Many of the changes introduced are cosmetic rather than revolutionary, but the Singlex II retains the solid, dependable attributes of the original camera. Ricoh Singlex II Images My Ricoh Singlex II camera This camera cost me £12 from ebay as a Buy it now, postage included sale. It was supplied as only a body, […]

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Ricoh G600 sample pictures

Last week I wrote a review of the Ricoh G600 ruggedised camera, and over the last couple of days I’ve been trying the camera out and taking some test pictures with it. Ricoh G600 Sample Pictures Ricoh G600 Shooting Experience and results In common with most compact cameras the G600 doesn’t have an optical viewfinder and therefore the LCD has to be used to compose and review pictures. Although LCDs generally are really not good for this, I found the […]

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Ricoh G600 ruggedised digital camera

This is my pictorial review of the Ricoh G600 a waterproof, dust proof, 10 Mp compact digital camera which was made by Ricoh in about 2008. Ricoh G600 camera Images My Ricoh G600 camera Normally I buy cameras to add to my collection rather than to actually use but this camera was a little different. For quite a while I’ve been interested in buying a ruggedised camera which I can take with me to use when we go on holiday. […]

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Ricoh R1v Sample pictures

A few days ago I posted an article reviewing my Ricoh R1v digital compact camera and today I’m going to add to that post by describing my experiences of shooting with it, and show some Ricoh R1v sample pictures. First, for the impatient, here are the pictures. Ricoh R1v sample pictures In order to try the Ricoh R1v out, I took a walk around the old town area of Stevenage this morning and used the camera in the way it […]

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Ricoh Caplio R1v digital compact camera

I’ve had a soft spot for the Ricoh Caplio range of digital cameras for a while now, so I was really pleased to pick up a Ricoh Caplio R1v as part of a bundle purchase of cameras recently. It is a small, fully automatic, 5Mp  snap shot camera dating from about 2005 with several interesting features which are typical of the Ricoh range. Ricoh Caplio R1v Images My Ricoh Caplio R1v Camera As I said above I managed to pick […]

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Ricoh Mirai 105 35mm autofocus slr camera

The Ricoh Mirai 105 is an autofocus 35mm camera which was made by or for Ricoh in the late 1980s. It is distinctive in it’s appearance and was a design used by other manufacturers as well as Ricoh, for example it was also made for Olympus as the Infinity Superzoom A300. Ricoh Mirai 105 Images My Ricoh Mirai 105 Camera I bought my copy of this camera simply because it was cheap and it increased my Ricoh collection. The camera was described […]

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Ricoh TLS 401 35mm slr

The Ricoh TLS 401 is a 35mm slr which Ricoh produced as an improved version of the Singlex TLS and in many ways it looks and behaves very much the same, but has some rather interesting additional features. Ricoh TLS 401 Images My Ricoh TLS 401 Camera I have been looking for a 401 TLS for quite a while but the only units I could find were very expensive ‘buy it now’ offers which were asking way more than I thought the camera […]

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Ricoh RDC-7 Image capturing device

The Ricoh RDC-7 is a very early, 3 Megapixel digital camera produced by Ricoh with quite an interesting and novel design. Ricoh RDC-7 Images My Ricoh RDC-7 Camera My Ricoh RDC-7 was bought as a complete kit with two batteries, a soft case, the original CDs with software, the charger & external power supply and a 64M smart media card. The seller sold it a spares or repair because when he tested it the exposure seemed to be over exposed. […]

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My top camera finds of 2016

It is customary at the end of the year to look forward to what you hope will happen in the coming year and look back on what happened in the last year. This year has been turbulent for many reasons, but from the point of view of collecting vintage cameras, in order to restore normality I’ve written about me top camera finds of 2016. 2016 Top camera finds The year started with me feeling as though I’d found an old […]

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Ricoh RDC-4200 digital camera

The subject of this post is the Ricoh RDC-4200, an early digital camera made by Ricoh in about 1999. Ricoh RDC-4200 Images and Sample pictures My Ricoh RDC-4200 Camera I bought this camera from eBay as a non working unit for a few pounds. The camera was complete in it’s original box with the software, cables, smart media card and carry case. Although it was described a non working, when I received it, fitted some fully charged Eneloop AA batteries […]

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Ricoh Singlex TLS 35mm slr camera

The Ricoh Singlex TLS is a 35mm single lens reflex camera made by Ricoh in about 1967 and also re-badged for a number of other manufacturers. Ricoh Singlex TLS Images My Ricoh Singlex TLS Camera I was lucky enough to be given this camera by David, a reader of my blog to see if I could get it working and to add it to my collection. Initially there was a problem with the shutter and  I’ve already posted about the […]

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Singlex TLS strip down and repair – Part 3

This post covers next next part in my attempt to repair a Ricoh singlex TLS camera which was donated to my collection by David a reader of my blog. The earlier posts are part one and part two.   Unfortunately this story doesn’t have a happy ending – or at least it doesn’t have a happy ending yet. Having got the light seals replaced and the mechanism on the mirror box all cleaned up and lubricated I continued to see […]

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Ricoh Singlex TLS repair – part 2

This is the second part of my series about the Ricoh Singles TLS repair I’ve attempt on my Singlex TLS 35mm camera which was kindly donated to my collection by David, a reader of my blog. Ricoh singlex TlS repair images Whilst I’m still trying to work out what the problem with the shutter unit is I’ve cleaned up the old crumbly light seal from the various points it was fitted on the body and lens mount unit and lubricated […]

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Singlex TLS strip down and repair – Part 1

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to have a Ricoh Singlex TLS camera donated to my camera collection by a reader called David who thought I might have some fun trying to get it to work again. Although there are some issues with the shutter, the camera is a black model with a nice amount of wear on the edges and looks really nice. This is the first part of my attempt to get the shutter working and […]

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