Ricoh 126c-flex TLS equipped with a Rikenon 1:2.8 f=55mm lens! This camera also comes with the original strap attached.
The 126C-Flex TLS is an SLR for 126 film, with interchangeable lenses. It was made in Japan by Ricoh, c.1969. It was one of the very few SLRs made for the 126 cartridge format. It was fitted for flashcubes, and also equipped with a hot shoe and PC flash synch socket for mounting a flashgun. The shutter was limited to a range of 1/30 - 1/300s + B. The standard lens was a 55mm f2.8 Rikenon, but 100mm telephoto and 35mm wide-angle lenses were also available; lenses were fitted with a small-diameter, non-standard, screw-thread mount.
The 126c-Flex was also possibly unique in having an early form of shutter-priority auto-exposure with manual override. The camera uses a PX675 mercury battery for the metering and a 15-volt PX74 battery for the flashcubes. There is also a cable release socket and a tripod bush.
Please note the film for this camera is discounted and hard to find. This camera is more for display due to this reason.
Overall condition - Excellent condition with minor wear and tear - 9/10
~Example photos can be found here
~Camera manual can be found here
This camera has been cleaned, mechanically tested and is in full working condition. Light seals are replaced when necessary.
- We gladly accept returns within 30 days of delivery or pick up if the item arrives defective outside of the detailed conditions when purchased or if any initial defects are present upon receiving the item.