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The Ricoh Mate is a rangefinder camera that uses 35mm film and released by Ricoh in 1960.
There is no built-in exposure meter, exposure is performed by shutter and aperture rings surrounding the 4.5cm (45mm) f/2.8 lens. The shutter is manufactured by Seiko with speeds of up to 1/500 of a second. Focus is achieved by using a rangefinder type system. The finder has bright lines and is parallax corrected. The focusing patch within is diamond shaped. A bulb mode is provided along with a self-timer with a 10 sec delay.
- Ricoh Mate user manual at Butkus.org
- Ricoh Mate at Ricoh camera list - in Japanese