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Ricoh XR X 3PF 35mm SLRs
Product DescriptionCombining the sturdy, basic feel of a manual-focus camera with the convenience of Ricoh's advanced electronics, it will help you seize every photographic opportunity that comes your way.
Submitted by Red Rocket a Intermediate
Date Reviewed: June 18, 2011
Weaknesses: Plastic housing, if you drop it the camera will proably be ruinned.
If your looking for a camera that is adaptable to most any situation this camera will not disapoint you. I was so surprised after actually using the camera because of the versitial adaption of any photo situation. Features you will rarly find in a MF camera, Ilove it. RR
Duration Product Used: 21+ years
Price Paid: $4300.00
Purchased At: Ebay
Similar Products Used: Chinon CP-7m, an exellent camera in its on way.
Type of photography: People
Submitted by Roger a Intermediate from Arkansas
Date Reviewed: October 16, 2002
Strengths: Lots of features for the price. Auto wind and rewind, auto DX, built in pop-up flash, etc.
Weaknesses: Some K-mount lens will not allow all features. Short battery life. Plastic body not as strong as XR-7.
Nice camera with a lot of features for the price. Why did Ricoh stop making cameras?
Duration Product Used: 11-20 years
Price Paid: $275.00
Purchased At: Local camera store
Similar Products Used: Ricoh XR-7
Submitted by Timoteo Canales a Intermediate from Austin, TX
Date Reviewed: April 16, 2002
Strengths: Accepts Pentax K mount lenses; light weight, but durable plastic body; accepts four AA batteries; spot metering; AE lock; multiple exposure capability (unlimited # of frames); built in flash w/flash compensation; synch terminal for studio flash; DOF preview even with lens set on A; lots of LCD info on external panel
Weaknesses: A setting on Pentax lenses not operatable; Ricoh XR lenses with "P" setting hard to find for shutter priority and program modes; LCD viewfinder display sometimes hard to see in daylight.
This is the last full featured camera Ricoh made in the US before the company stopped making SLR cameras. Before considering it, I looked over a review in the July 1995 issue of Popular Photography. When I purchased the camera, I was impressed at the fact that it has so many features, some lacking in more expensive autofocus cameras of the same class, such as auto DX, PC synch terminal, multiple exposure capability, auto bracketing, built in TTL flash with flash compensation, top shutter speed of 1/3000 sec, AE Lock, spot metering, center-weighted metering, DOF Preview, conventional auto modes (shutter, aperature priority & Program-shiftable), and option to prevent film from being rewound into cartridge.
It's too bad Ricoh stopped making this camera in the US. You'd be hard pressed to find another manual focused camera with as many features as this one has.
Duration Product Used: 6-10 years
Price Paid: $240.00
Purchased At: B&H photo
Similar Products Used: Pentax LX, MX, MG, Super Program, ME super, Ricoh XR7, KR-5III
Type of photography: Outdoor