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Ricoh 500 GX
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Photos by VB text by Sylvain Halgand. From the collection of VB. Last update 2020-03-22 par Eric Borel.

Manufactured or assembled in Taïwan from 1976 to (After) 1980.
Index of rarity in France: Infrequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 11195

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Traduction de Sylvain Halgand.

The GX is an evolution of Ricoh 500 G.
The differences between the two cameras are:

  • the addition of a battery test (red lamp)
  • the addition of a signal of armament of the shutter
  • the addition of a film loaded signal
  • the possibility of multi-exposure
  • a shutter lock




This coupled rangefinder camera has a filled well finder, since one finds marks there to avoid the errors of parallax. On the right side, it there a aperture scale, with a needle. At the ends of the scale, are the red zones of under and over-exposure . One finds there also the witness of load of the pile. A letter M appears there when the automatism is disconnected.

Ricoh 500 GX