20 Most Recent Ricoh XR-X 3PF 35mm SLR Camera Questions & Answers


the four AA batteries go where you hold the camera under the shutter release button. right side.

Ricoh XR-X 3PF... | Answered on Dec 13, 2008

The film doors in most 35mm SLR's is spring loaded with a release from the rewind knob. Chances are your spring has lost tension, slipped out of place, or the teeth that grab the door have been damaged. You can always use the handyman's secret weapon (duct tape) to fix the problem, but if you're looking for a more permanent and less gooey and unattractive solution you're going to need to find a shop.

If there aren't any locally, you can find some online, or google KEH Camera if you're not sure who online is reputable. It'll run you $35 for a repair estimate which is waived if you decide to have the work done. Keep in mind some parts, for some cameras, are hard or impossible to come by so your model may or may not be able to be repaired, or may be priced outside of what you're willing to pay to have repaired.

Photography | Answered on Sep 09, 2011

Unfortunately, you won't find new spare parts as the model is so long out of production and the manufacturer ceased to exist many years ago. The difficulty is compounded by the fact that there is so little money in servicing and repairing 35mm SLR cameras that most repairers have ceased trading. If you do strike lucky, then unless the part is very cheap and you have the skills to fit it yourself it makes no economic sense at all as the body in excellent cosmetic and functional condition is only worth £5-£10 in the UK (where I am) and probably less in the USA.

The only source will be from a used donor model, but as there are plenty of KR-5's, KR-10's and similar Pentax K-mount bodies lying unused these days why bother paying for one? Almost every 35mm SLR and lens I've acquired in the last six years has been totally free via my local FreeCycle and Freegle groups, and most have been fully functional or just needing new batteries and light seals.

If you're really determined to save your camera then you maybe able to fabricate the spring yourself, but it's been so long since I took a KR series model apart that I don't recall the design so it may be an impractical suggestion.

Good luck, and sorry that this is not the answer you were hoping for.

Photography | Answered on Mar 03, 2011

Very similar to Pentax k mount. Can use k-mount lenses on Ricoh, but have to remove a pin on Ricoh lenses to use on Pentax

Photography | Answered on Nov 19, 2010


Photography | Answered on Jun 07, 2010

Yes. G13 and 357 are equivalents.

Photography | Answered on Feb 04, 2010

You can find a manual at http://www.butkus.org/chinon/ricoh.htm

Photography | Answered on Jan 15, 2010

You can find an on-line manual for this camera - just google Ricoh XR-2s manual. This will give you all the info you need.

Photography | Answered on Dec 12, 2009

Give this site a try. This guy has collection of Ricoh camera manuals in PDF format for those old film cameras.

Photography | Answered on Aug 20, 2009

Goto http://www.craigcamera.com/ib_qr.htm website. They should have the manual for your camera. If you dont' see your camera on the webpage give them a call at 1-877-572-3686.

Photography | Answered on Jun 23, 2009

the shutters are broken or the film loader is schratching the film.

Photography | Answered on May 06, 2009

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