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Sears KS-2 at the Zoo

The Sears KS-2 is one of a total flood of black-bodied SLRs made by Ricoh in the 1980s.
It is fairly nicely featured, with full readouts visible in the viewfinder, and a shutter that goes from 16 seconds to 1/1000 plus Auto, B, and Lock.
Mount is K Mount bayonet, so it works with most of the lenses made for Pentax and Ricoh bodies of that generation, plus others such as Chinon.
This example came to me this last season, I gave it extensive cleaning and repairing.

One day this past week, the sun came out of hiding and no rain or snow fell... so we headed for the St. Louis Zoo.

I loaded the KS-2 with a roll of ASA 200 Walgreens Studio 35 print film. All shots below were with an Auto Sears MC f:1.7 / 50mm lens, which would be about correct for the model.

Regarding the hippo shots: There is a STORY there, almost like an animation... pay attention to the eye of the 4th hippo, in the foreground, and what happens to the DUCK at the end of the sequence.

Remember to click on individual images to see them enlarged.
All images are 2008 E.J.Kowalski.
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