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Ricoh 500 RF
Old 01-25-2007   #1
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Ricoh 500 RF

Does anyone know the difference between the Ricoh 500 RF and the 500 G? I have a 500 G, and the 500 RF looks like it has a rangefinder, shutter priority metering, and 40/2.8 lens - just the same really.
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It's a later model. Body has more plastic and is slightly more compact.
Unlike 500G hot shoe is raised up a bit above otherwise flat top cover.
Features-wise, this camera is nearly identical to the 500G.

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I had a black 500 RF. Definite Plastic feel to it compared to the G. Very nice looking camera though.





Noticeable differences, hot shoe, shutter release, rewind knob, lens finish
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Excellent, thanks very much for the info and photos (and yes, it does look nice)
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Black is beautiful

Black Ricoh 500G cameras are far less common than the chrome version.
OTOH the identical Sears 35|RF came only in black.

The Sears 35|RF comes up regularly on eBay, and is usually inexpensive.
After all these years expect light seals will require replacement, etc.

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