RICOH TF-500 Point and Shoot 35mm Film Camera
►Released in 1980s; Japan
Switchable twin lens:
Wide-angle: 35 mm f/2,8; 4 elements/3 groups.
Tele: 70 mm f/5,6; 8 elements/6 groups.
The Ricoh TF-500 or TF-900 is a late 80s compact camera with autofocus and a 35 mm lens, switchable to 70 mm through a button on the top. Its electronics are quite advanced for its time, with an information-rich LCD on the top, indicating number of exposures available, if the film is a DX coded one (and, if so, what speed), and if exposure compensation has been activated. It has a continuous shooting mode, a self-timer and a backlight compensation button.
Focusing: Autofocus with pre-focus ability, closest range 0,9 m.
Shutter: Programmed electronic shutter, 1–1/500 s.
Exposure range: EV 3–17 (wide), EV 5–17 (tele). +2 exposure adjustment.
Flash: Built-in pop-up flash, automatically activated with flash-matic exposure. Can be used as fill flash. GN 12. Reloads in 2–3 seconds.
Film speed: DX decoding from 64 to 1600 ISO. Non-DX films set at ISO 100.
Film advance: Easy loading, motor advance and rewind. Last bit of leader left out.
Power: 1 x DL223A/BR-P2DP 6 V lithium battery.
Dimensions and weight: 137 x 73 x 50 mm, 320 g (without battery).
Sample images here.
Great condition of camera body with some signs of usage from normal wear, please refer to detailed product images for cosmetic condition of camera. Clear lens free from dust, fog and fungus. Bright and clear viewfinder, minor dust. Flash positive. Film advance and shutter release smoothly operating. Mechanically it is in fully working order.