Friday, March 11, 2011

Ricoh Super Shot

The Ricoh Super Shot was a 35mm, rangefinder camera launched by Ricoh Co Ltd in Japan, in 1965. The Super Shot was fitted with a Seiko-ES electronic leaf shutter whose speeds ranged from 1/15th to 1/500th of a second. The camera used a Rikenon 43mm f/1.7 standard lens made of 6 elements in 4 groups. The Super Shot also featured a coupled rangefinder/viewfinder, a built-in self-timer, and an motorized film advance. The camera back was hinged on one side.

Specifications for the Ricoh Super Shot

Type: 35mm, rangefinder film camera
Format: 24mmx36mm
Lens: Rikenon 43mm f/1.7 lens
Shutter: Seiko-ES, electromagnetically-controlled leaf shutter
Shutter speeds: from 1/15th to 1/500th of a second; flash sync was at 1/25th of a second
Viewfinder: bright frame, coupled rangefinder
Focal range: from 3 ft (1m) to infinity
Self-timer: built-in 10-sec-delay
Filter size: 58mm
Battery: 1.3V Mallory
Weight: 820 gr