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Shutter speed dial design for RICOH film SLR cameras!



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In this article, we will introduce the shutter speed dial of RICOH’s 1978 manual focus film SLR camera.

RICOH XR500 (Reference product)

It will be a film SLR camera with a black steel body and black pasted leather, released in 1978.

The shutter speed dial is located between the eye-level finder and the shutter button.

The shutter speed can be selected with the disk-shaped knob dial. 1/8 to 1/500 sec. is indicated in white color with the shutter speed value.
The white color letter “B” is for the open shutter release setting.

To set the shutter speed, turn the disk-shaped knob dial to the white line in the eye-level finder.

The outer circumference of the dial is a knurled plastic design.

In this article, we introduced the shutter speed dial of RICOH’s 1978 release manual focus SLR camera.

Unlike the shutter speed dial we previously introduced for the RICOH XR500, which is shared with the film sensitivity setting and the flash/flash select mode selection, this time the shutter speed dial is only for the shutter speed.

And since it is a very simple shutter speed dial only, it will be a dial function that is easy to use and understand.

We hope to introduce various shutter speed dials in the future, so please look forward to it!

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