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2-5-23: Bought at Goodwill online auction, cost around $13 bucks. Made in 1975, uses 35mm film, and 2 1.5v batteries. Mounts Pentax K-mount lenses. Wind lever activates meter and locks the shutter. Viewfinder has a diagonal split image finder, which is better for my eyes. Top shutter speed is 1/500th. This same camera was marketed by Sears in the USA, as the KSX-1000. There is a hot shoe, but not for dedicated flash like later Ricoh models. There is no connector for cable sync. It does have a Copal metal shutter.
2-11-23: Camera arrived from Goodwill OK. Had batteries in it, with minor corrosion in battery compartment. Had an exposed roll of Fujifilm "Superia" in it. Thought it was broken, film wouldn't advance, shutter wouldn't fire. Forgot that the camera won't fire unless the film advance lever is away from the body. It couldn't go there because the film was completely advanced. Hoping this means the camera still works fine. Also came with a 52mm skylight filter. Turns out all is well. Lens is OK too. Go for film test if the meter works.
NEW sign3-1-23: Camera has first test roll, some expired "Albertsons" color print film I got free. Even if the colors are off it should tell me how well the shutter and meter are working, and if there are light leaks.
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