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Ricoh Ricohflex Diamond M
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Photos by VB text by VB. From the collection of VB. Last update 2014-04-23 par Francois Landais.

Manufactured or assembled in Japan from 1956 to (After) 1956.
Index of rarity in France: Rare (among non-specialized garage sales)
Inventory number: 2601

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The Ricohflex Diamond M is the second camera of the Diamond series.
It is a simplified camera compared to the original Diamond
The "autostop" film advance external mechanism is still the one previously available as an option on the Ricohflex VII and following pressed steel TLRs.
The self timer disappears, the Seikosha shutter does not rise faster than 1/300 th of a second and there is no settings for flash synchronization.
There is no protection against double exposures.
The accessory shoe side has no contact sync.
The viewing and taking optics are both 3 lenses 80mm f1: 3.5.

The Ricohflex Diamonds are also called Dia or Diacord.

Ricoh Ricohflex Diamond M