As mentioned, the cheap 500 GX I bought has a non-functional meter, but works fine in manual mode. So after some fresh light seals, I loaded up a roll of Fomapan 200, and started shooting, testing my fully manual skillz. Continue reading “No Light Meter. No Problem?”
The Ricoh 500 GX was the last of the Ricoh 500 series to be made in Japan. It’s pretty much a 500 G, with the addition of a multiple exposure switch, battery check button, shutter lock, and little flags that indicate when loaded film and a cocked shutter. In theory, it’s the best of the whole line, and I had high hopes for it.
How did this spur-of-the-moment acquisition work out for me? Read on… Continue reading “1970s Ricoh Compacts, part 5 – the Ricoh 500 GX”
Oh the expression on my darling, adorable wife’s face there… I wonder what she’s thinking?Continue reading “Diversion”
Just because one season comes to an end, don’t think you get to rest…
Springtime in Texas is lovely and brief. We might get 2 weeks of it, if we’re lucky. Blink, and it’s gone, summer has arrived, and it’s going to be hot for 5 or 6 months. Continue reading “Springtime with Silberra”