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I have a problem with my Ricoh Kr10 Super?

It seems the shutter is stuck in the up position. When I put batteries in it and switch off the shutter lock nothing happens. How can I find a diagram to dissemble it? Also what may be the problem?

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Rotate the speed dial to X

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I think you are referring to the mirror being in the up position. Can you advance the camera normally and just not able to see though the viewfinder?

Posted on Apr 27, 2008

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Why can't I see through the viewfinder?


sounds like the shutter could be stuck, give it a sharp knock(not too hard) on a counter top, as you work the on off button/switch
all I could find on this , is the manual
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Ricoh KS Super II 35mm SLR camera will not advance film and the shutter will not work. i love this camera and hate to throw it away. can i get it fixed somewhere and how much will it cost?


If the batterys are ok ,try rotating the speed control to X and the mirror will unlock from its upper position and the film will advance next time you try. Also the camera will not operate unless the leaver is moved away from its rest position, ie level with the camera body to its first movement area.

Dec 30, 2010 | Ricoh KR-5 SUPER II 35mm SLR Camera

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Are there any digital cameras on the market that will allow me to make use of my existing ricoh k mount 35 mm camera lenses? (originally used on a Ricoh KR10


Some pentax digitals(most) will accept k mount lenses. Ricoh differed from the Pentax standard in one slight -- but important -- way. They used a locking pin (called the "Ricoh pin") that just happens to fall at exactly the same place as the auto-focus socket on Pentax auto-focus cameras. (That include Pentax film and digital SLRs with auto focus.) If you put your Ricoh lens on the AF Pentax, you may find that the Ricoh pin will get stuck in the AF hole and you can't get them back apart. The fix is simple, if you are even a little bit handy and have a jewellers' screwdriver. You can remove the pin from the Ricoh lens, and then safely use it on your Pentax cameras. The lack of a pin doesn't seem to adversely affect either the lens or the camera.

For more details, see here:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1036&message=19214685

Nov 04, 2010 | Photography

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Can the 35mm SLR Ricoh Kr-5 Super II camera still work with the batteries dead?


Straightforward answer: no. Everything needs power to work except for the self timer, but even that won't fire the shutter without battery power.

Sep 12, 2010 | Ricoh KR-5 SUPER II 35mm SLR Camera

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Shutter broken


You have a cheap Chinese copy of a Ricoh KR10-Super.

Assuming the shutter is actually broken (you didn't give details of symptoms) you cannot get spares for either of them. Throw it away (keep the lens) and buy any other Pentax K-Mount 35mm SLR camera, they're virtually worthless these days (except for the all-manual Pentax K-1000 and a few high-end models).

The near-worthless resale values means that you can pick them up from your local FreeCycle (also Freegle in the UK only) groups for nothing.

Pentax, Cosina, Ricoh, Chinon are the main brand names for K-Mount SLR's, but if you have a choice go for Pentax first, Ricoh second and only take the others if they're free as they're worth even less than a set of new batteries.

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I have a ricoh kr5 and when i take picture the mirror does not come back down and the shutter will not open


The batteries need replacing. Winding the film and setting the shutter is mechanical on your camera, but releasing the shutter is done electronically. Dead batteries cause mirror lock-up.

Dec 02, 2009 | Ricoh KR-5 SUPER II 35mm SLR Camera

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Mirror is stuck in "up" position and film will not advance


Normally, stuck mirror is due to weak batteries with a elcetromagnetic shutter like the Ricoh. Try with brand new silver oxides and see if it helps!

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Ricoh KR10 Super


Try a camera shop that still repairs obsolete camera's, if you have all the parts it can be fixed or replaced ( top cover ) with a good used one . If your KR10 has a flash socket on the front of the camera buy a flash bar and use that. Be sure the loose wire from the hot shoe is not touching anything.

Oct 08, 2008 | Photography

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Sears ks super camera.


You'll have to remove the bottom cover. Either the mirror box or the shutter are stuck. re-cocking it is possible by moving the wind stop clear of the bottom portion of the film advance shaft.

Aug 20, 2008 | Ricoh KR-5 SUPER II 35mm SLR Camera

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Ricoh KR-5 SUPER II Shutter will not activate.


I doubt you still need help with this considering it's over 8 months later... but the same thing has been happening to me lately, I've had to force the self timer to start by giving it a little push, once it gets going it starts to work normally again.  

Jan 19, 2008 | Ricoh KR-5 SUPER II 35mm SLR Camera

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