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Ricoh Singlex TLS

Discussion in 'Other Systems' started by sLorenzi, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    Just wanna show some test photos I took with the Ricoh Singlex TLS I purchased from Alan Roseman. Thanks Alan. The camera and lens are in mint condition, it was a pleasure when I took it out of the box. Next weekend I'll try the Rikenon lens in my G1, to see how it goes. I believe it's going to be one of the sharper legacy lens I'll have now.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slorenzi/6031124576/" title="Small Bridge por sLorenzi, no Flickr"> 6031124576_91e11a9066_z. "640" height="518" alt="Small Bridge"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slorenzi/6029641378/" title="Fallen Leaves por sLorenzi, no Flickr"> 6029641378_c7e059e92b_z. "640" height="424" alt="Fallen Leaves"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/slorenzi/6029016935/" title="Black and White Cat por sLorenzi, no Flickr"> 6029016935_26f6e68f0a_z. "640" height="426" alt="Black and White Cat"></a>

    They look much better in the prints, but it's possible to see the lens' quality here.
     
  2. WJW59

    WJW59 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 20, 2011
    I purchased a used TLS in 1978 that had about 5 rolls of film run through it by the guy who bought it in 1968. Until 1985 it was my primary camera and it was heavily used. Since then it has been used intermittently but still functions perfectly. I imagine that with a little care it will still be functional in 2076. :biggrin: I doubt I will be functional in 2076.

    What lens came with the camera? Most I've seen for sale have the 55/1.4 which is a very good lens. I still prefer it over my various Pentax 50/1.4 lenses.

    Since the original mercury batteries are no longer available, I've been using Zinc-Air hearing aid batteries (with adapter) in my camera or an external meter. If I'm shooting color print film, I just us eth sunny-16 rule and forget about meters.
     
  3. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    586
    Sep 15, 2010
    Brazil
    Sidinei
    It came with the f1.7 version of the 50mm Rikenon. Yeah, I've read about and bought some zinc-air batteries. They work fine ad are cheap (I "made" an adapter with a piece of insulated electrical wire, creating a circle with it). I found out this camera has a very accurate light meter, and it's Copal metal shutter was made to last many and many years.




     
  4. WJW59

    WJW59 Mu-43 Veteran

    235
    Feb 20, 2011
    Several years ago I purchased 6 battery adapters from here: PX625 PX-13 replacement Nikon F Leica, Gossen, Canon. Since these are not my everyday cameras, I put fresh batteries in the adapters the night before I plan to use them and figure they will be dead before I use the camera again. I have found if I cover the used battery with tape and place it in a small ziplock bag, it will last a couple of weeks.

    I use them in several older cameras and meters. I keep an eye out and when the local stores have a sale on the batteries, I stock up.