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Ricoh Auto Half EF2, 35mm half frame camera, c1979

This Ricoh Auto Half EF2 is a delightful all metal gem from the Japanese manufacturer. Although it takes standard 135 35mm film cassettes, the picture goes across the film, which is where the "half frame" comes from. Fully automatic exposure control varies aperture, the selenium sensor for which surrounds the fixed focus lens. The short focal length ensures a reasonable depth of field. The camera is fitted with an internal pop up flash that takes standard AA sized batteries and a mechanical delayed release. The nicest feature of all though is the spring powered wind on mechanism that advances the next frame after each exposure. The spring frame advance only works with a film in the camera. Being all metal it has a good quality feel to it and since it's half frame it will give you over 70 frames per roll of 35 exposure film, very handy! Donated to the collection August 2004 by Mr E. Pheby.

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Ricoh Auto Half EF2, 35mm half frame camera, c1979
Body No. 55 131928
Shutter fixed speeds. 1/30th when using flash, and 1/125h in normal operation
Lens Ricoh 25mm f/2.8
Condition, 5F

 

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