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Ricoh XR-10 35mm SLR camera

My film advance lever is stuck. I can't advance the film.

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Stevdan,

take the screws off the bottom cover. there is a small lever pointing toward the front of camera with a black screw on it. gently move it to the left, this will release the lock lever. Now advance the lever and the shutter should fire. if not, it is not repairable. no parts
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Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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Dear Friend,
i have RICOH -KR-10 M, SLR camera attached with an optical microscope. it has been used to capture images hence it has a fixed lens. i want to repalce the lens by a zoom lens of any kind. but i can not avle to mount other zoom lens as the mount is different. which are the "compatible " zoom lens?? i have tried the other zoom lens using screws given but it increases the length of the lens and hence i m not able to take photos of objects far away. i am able to take photos for 3-4 feet only with zoom.
pls suggest

Posted on Dec 23, 2008

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