Ricoh Jet

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The Ricoh Jet also named Ricoh 500 is a rangefinder camera with fixed lens made in Japan by Ricoh from 1959. This camera also exists with f/2.8 and f/1.9 lenses.


  • Type: Rangefinder camera
  • Films: 35mm
  • Lens:
    • Riken Optical Ricoh 4.5cm f/2.8 - 5 elements in 3 groups, made by Tomioka Optical (December 1959)
    • Riken Optical Rikenon 4.5cm f/1.9 - 6 elements in 4 groups, made by Tomioka Optical (February 1960)
  • Shutter: Seikosha SLV, Speeds 1/10 - 1/500 sec + B
  • Aperture: 1:2.8 - 1:22
  • Exposure: Light Value system with external light meter (The Light Value system was first adopted in Japan on the first Ricoh 500 version)
  • Focusing: manual focusing with help of coupled rangefinder
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 81mm x 67mm
  • Weight: 720g for f2.8 version and 725 g for f1.9 version


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