I recently did a large purge of cameras, relieving myself of nearly a dozen. I had somehow acquired a Ricoh KR-5 as well as a KR-10. The KR-10 is the better of the two, so I decided to keep it.
I was tempted to get rid of both of them, but I really enjoy shooting with it. It reminds me of a Pentax K-1000 with a better light meter. Also, it’s got a shutter lock on it, and that is basically essential for me.
There was the idea of adopting only one camera system, and I wanted it to be something older. The Ricoh and the Pentax both use the K Mount system, and it just didn’t appeal to me. That’s when I slid towards the M42 screw mount system.
You can get adapters that allow M42 mount lenses to screw into K mount cameras, and I did just that for the Ricoh. In fact, this lens is a M42 mount. All of my lenses for this camera are. I have no more K mounts at all.
At some point, I’ll probably get rid of this in favor of the Pentax Spotmatic F. Or maybe not. The KR-10s are such fun cameras. And besides, I’ve already gathered a nice little Exakta VX starter kit.
‘Their Bonds Heavier’
Camera: Ricoh KR-10
Lens: Revuenon f/3.8; 35-105mm
Film: Svema Color 125
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