Ricoh L-20

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The L-20 is a point-and-shoot camera for 35mm film, introduced by Japanese manufacturer Ricoh in 1989. It is also known as the YF-20 Super or the One Take Easy II. This camera was designed primarily to meet the demand from the markets in developing countries; people especially in Asia had a preference for a camera of not-too-small body size, AA-type power source rather than Lithium type, manual film speed rating etc.

Although this camera is categorized as a fixed-focus point-and-shoot, it can focus on a distant subject by sliding the tiny lever located below the lens.

A model with a date back was also available, and it was sold as the L-20 Date or the YF-20 Super Date. The data back is powered by a separate CR2025 cell.

Successor Model: Ricoh LX-22 (an updated model with the addition of self-timer and auto-flash)


  • Release Date: September 1989
  • Camera Type: 35mm film lens shutter camera
  • Lens: Ricoh Lens 35mm f/4.5, 3 elements in 3 groups
  • Focus: fixed-focus, with infinity setting facility
  • Shutter: mechanical, 1/125s (fixed speed)
  • Exposure Control: fixed exposure[1]
  • Viewfinder: reverse Galilean type, 0.52X, 80% field of view
  • Film Speed Range: manual setting, ISO 100 / 200 / 400 / 1000
  • Built-in Flash: activated by sliding flash switch, low light warning LED
  • Flash Range: 1.2 m ~ 3.1 m (ISO 100)
  • Other Features: automatic film loading, automatic film advance, automatic film rewind
  • Power Source: one 3V Lithium battery (CR-123A) or two AA-type batteries (alkaline or manganese)
  • Dimensions: 132 mm X 68 mm X 50 mm
  • Weight: 220 g (without batteries)

Model Variation

Release Date Model Name Updates
1987.2 YF-20 (Myport Ami) Predecessor to the series, Rikenon 35mm f/4 Lens
1989.9 L-20 (YF-20 Super / One Take Easy II) Ricoh 35mm f/4.5 Lens, Large body
1991.7 Auto 35 (Boots C35FF) (Downgraded model, limited ISO choice, no infinity focus)
1992.3 LX-22 (LX-22S / XOBBOX) New design, Self-timer, Auto-activating flash
1993.5 YF-20X New design
1997.12 YF20-E Smaller body, New design, DX-coding
YF-20N Ricoh 34mm f/4.5 Lens, Smaller body, New design, DX-coding


  1. A particular aperture is selected according to the film speed regardless of the light condition