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No love for Ricoh Auto Half?
Old 11-15-2016   #1
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No love for Ricoh Auto Half?

There doesn't seem to be much love for Ricoh Auto Half cameras here, so I thought I'd start a thread of photos if anyone else uses one of these amazing cameras. All photos here taken with my Auto Half E.

This is my favourite camera for everyday shots and I almost always have it on me. Personally I'm lusting after the fancy Auto Half SL. But I've only found one available to buy and I can't stretch to the asking price...

So yeah, if anyone else owns one of these wind-up wonders, post your photos!
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Old 11-15-2016   #2
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I used to have a model called "E" (I think), and did love it.

Will try to dig up some scans...
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I think they are quite rare and hard to get hold of. I spent ages trying to get on and finally landed one for 6 plus post. Listed as faulty but works ok. Unsure how to test the meter.

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I just got a Ricoh Auto Shot 35 a couple of weeks ago. It's a close cousin. I haven't finished shooting the first test roll yet, so I have no idea if the selenium cells are still accurate, although they do work.

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Just picked up another couple of these. One has a broken shutter lever inside and the other is working apart from the meter.

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I have now added a zone focus model to my collection. While the meter works, the film transport is a little erratic.

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