Ricoh 126C Automatic

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The Ricoh 126C Automatic is a viewfinder camera with fixed lens made in Japan by Ricoh produced from approximately 1966 to 1969. Ricoh produced the same camera for the Sears & Roebuck company in the U.S.A. as part of Sears' Easi-Load camera series for cartridged film. It was named Sears Easi-Load FC 600.

Film advance is automatic following exposure and is powered by a spring-loaded advance mechanism. The spring-loaded film advance mechanism is tensioned by winding a knob on the base of the camera.

The later Ricoh 126C Auto CdS camera is nearly identical to this camera, but replaces the selenium light meter that surrounds the lens on this camera with a more modern (for the time) CdS meter located above the lens.


  • Type: Viewfinder camera
  • Films: 126 film
  • Lens: Ricoh Rikenon f 2.8 / 40mm - 4 elements in 3 groups
  • Shutter: Copal, Speed 1/125
  • Exposure Control: Selenium meter
  • Focusing: Focus zone
  • Dimensions: 122mm x 91mm x 70mm
  • Weight: 500 g