In Feburary 2022 I bought a Ricoh 500 G in decent condition off of eBay. The camera was released in 1972 and this particular one had been in a drawer for many years and had been owned from new by the sellers grandparent.

Like most cameras at this age it needed a bit of TLC to get up and running again. The lightseals needed replaced, the focus ring was loose and the range finder was wasn't moving.

After a few weeks of repairs I finally had it in good shape. New light seals, re-greased focus ring and a sluggish but working range finder.

This was my first attempt at a repair and also my first time ever shooting with a rangefinder. I really enjoyed using this wee camera but I need to work on my focusing skills.

I shot a roll of Ilford HP5 Plus and I'm pretty pleased with the results.

Glasgow - 09.03.2022
Clyde Arc - 09.03.2022
Kinning Park - 09.03.2022
M8 at Tradeston - 09.03.2022
Graffiti in Glasgow - 09.03.2022
Southside Glasgow - 09.03.2022
134 Nithsdale Drive - 09.03.2022
Southside Lane - 09.03.2022
Pollokshaws Rd - 09.03.2022
The Ferry, Glasgow - 09.03.2022
Finneston Crane - 09.03.2022