Posted by rick oleson (22.214.171.124) on February 19, 2004 at 06:44:21:
In Reply to: Ricoh camera ?good camera ? posted by Chris on February 19, 2004 at 04:40:36:
Ricohs are very good, well designed and well built cameras; I had two XR-7's for years and liked them better than anything from Pentax (they use the Pentax K lens mount).
The XR-P is the next model after the XR-7, and has basically the same features plus a program mode that probably doesn't add much to the appeal. The program mode works only with Ricoh KR-mount lenses, not with the similar-but-not-identical Pentax KA mount. K and KA mount lenses are good for the manual and aperture-preferred automatic modes, though, which is probably enough to cover 99% of your needs.
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