The Ricoh 500 G is a compact 35mm coupled rangefinder camera, introduced by Ricoh in 1972.
One of the most characteristics features of the Ricoh 500 G is its compact size and lightweight design, which makes it easy to carry and use on the go and actually pretty atractive camera.
It also has a built-in light meter and a simple control layout. It offers automatic shutter priority exposure, or fully manual control. A projected viewfinder needle pointer indicates the aperture the camera will set for any preferred shutter speed, or the aperture the user should set when on manual control.
This camera was also sold as the name of Sears 35|RF. It has a fixed lens Rikenon 40mm f/2.8. The Ricoh 500 G has a mechanical shutter from 1/500 to 1/8 speed. The exposure mode can be shutter-priority or manual.
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