Ricoh Singlex II

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The Ricoh Singlex II was introduced by Ricoh in 1976 as a cost-competitive model for the US market. It's similar to the Ricoh Singlex TLS but with its shutter dial on top of the camera.

Many brands had offered similar generic, stopdown-metering, 42mm screw mount SLRs; but these were already falling out of favor by 1976. Ricoh would switch to the bayonet Pentax K mount with the 1977 XR-1 and XR-2.


  • Film Format and Frame Size: 35mm film, 24x36mm.
  • Lens Mount: M42 screw-mount
  • Exposure meter: CdS with match needle.
  • ASA settings 20-1600
  • Shutter: Copal Square metal blade shutter. 1sec - 1/1000sec +B.
  • Viewfinder: Fixed eye-level pentaprism type. Viewing magnification 0.84X. Field of view covers 92%.
  • Flash synchronization: X synchronization for electronic flash unit up to 1/125 sec. M synchronization for flash bulbs up to 1/1000 sec.
  • Flash Terminals: Two flash terminals provided--"X" and "M". X contact on hot shoe for cordless electronic flash unit.
  • Battery: 1.35V H-D mercury battery
  • Dimensions: 149,5 x 95 x 55mm
  • Weight: 720gr body only

Standard Lenses:

  • 55 mm Auto Rikenon f/1.4, 5 groups 6 elements
  • 50 mm Auto Rikenon f/1.7, 5 groups 6 elements
  • 50 mm Auto Rikenon f/2.0, 5 groups 6 elements
  • 50 mm Auto Rikenon f/2.8, 3 groups 4 elements