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Ricoh FF-1
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Photos by Sylvain Halgand text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of Sylvain Halgand. Last update 2022-12-09 par Sylvain Halgand.

Manufactured or assembled in Japan from 1979 to (After) 1979.
Index of rarity in France: Infrequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 922

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Chronology of cameras Ricoh 

Traduction de Sylvain Halgand.

“I would have liked to be an artist
To have the world to remake
To be able to say why I exist "
Ricoh FF1 would have agreed to be Minox 35. There are far too many resemblances between this camera of 1979 and those of the series of Minox 35 appeared in 1974 so that that is fortuitous. The greatest resemblance is that of the outgoing lens, protected by a flap.
Ricoh has a 2,8/35 mm (3 groups, 4 lenses) lens. The shutter, controls by a cell, goes from 2 seconds to the 1/500 second. Synchronization flash is to 1/60. The finder is with luminous framework. A diode indicates speeds lower than the 1/60.
All in all, it is a little larger than Minox 35 GT.

At Photokina of 1980, the FF-1S Electronic will be presented like its successor. Esthetic and especially internal modifications will justify this new model.

Ricoh FF-1


This diagram created by VB allows us to measure the complexity of Ricoh's history.

1913 A few Japanese scientists had the idea of establishing a research institute.
1915 The proposal for the creation of the Rikagaku Kenkyūsho Institute of Physical and Chemical Research is presented to the Japanese parliament.
1917 The Riken Institute and Foundation are established.
1927 The Rikagaku Kõgyõ K.K. is created to manufacture and distribute products resulting from research, such as photographic papers.

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