Riken Optical c1956

 I use more classic cameras than maybe anyone else in the world. Yet, I'm still delighted and amazed at the longevity of these devices. This fifty one year old Ricoh performs flawlessly. The rangefinder is right on and sufficiently bright. Shutter speeds are accurate and the lens is spotless. The covering is 99% perfect as is the metal.

 The bottom mounted film advance is quirky and that adds appeal for me. This particular Deluxe 35 is equipped with the rarer f2.8 lens. The more common has a 3.5. This is a Type III. Shutter speeds up to 1/500.

Rangefinders epitomize anti-digital.

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Arista 400 film