Ricoh 500G

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by theoldsmithy, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy FF Regular

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    Feb 4, 2017
    Martin Connolly
    First results from this camera with Fomapan 400 film. I'm a bit puzzled - some of the photos have a darker section on the right hand side. Any thoughts, anyone? It's not a cloth shutter or anything so I have no idea. Error in the lab maybe? The dark patches are on the negs, not just the scans.
    For example:
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    Here are some that worked:
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    by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

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    by Martin Connolly, on Flickr

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  2. MoonMind

    MoonMind FF Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Matt
    re: the patches/stripes... they look pretty much like a machine/developer error; or else like somewhat like double exposure due to insufficient film transport and frame overlap, but frankly, you'd spot that - the "second" shot is clearly missing. Maybe it's a one-off - I'd look into this after the next roll.

    Anyhow, nice work with a nifty little camera.

    M.
     
  3. Cerita

    Cerita FF Regular

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    Jul 24, 2017
    Toronto, Canada
    Lovely, gorgeous shots Martin, love them all!

    It's so funny this has come up because just last night my local film seller posted on IG that he had just received a shipment of this film in 400, 200 and 100 and I was thinking of buying some. Very timely!
     
  4. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy FF Regular

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    Feb 4, 2017
    Martin Connolly
    It does seem nice...i think I may prefer the Rollei Retro, but then again I haven't tried the 35mm version yet.
    Note that I have a standard preset for film scans in Lightroom which makes them all a bit punchier:

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  5. ChristoR

    ChristoR New to FF

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    Dec 18, 2016
    That first one looks like a shutter problem to me; had something similar in a Pentax MX. But I could definitely be wrong!
     
  6. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy FF Regular

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    Feb 4, 2017
    Martin Connolly
    The Ricoh has a leaf shutter in the lens, otherwise I would have thought the same. I assume it's a light leak but I can't figure out where it is. I may have to double up on some of the felt seals.
     
  7. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy FF Regular

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    Feb 4, 2017
    Martin Connolly
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  8. theoldsmithy

    theoldsmithy FF Regular

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    Feb 4, 2017
    Martin Connolly