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If you could use a cable release on the Ricoh AF-5, all you’d have to  do is strap it to your forehead with duct tape and just look and shoot--that’s how automatic this camera is.  It’s got auto focus, rewind, frame advance and all this on 2 AA batteries.  The only thing one has to do is set the ASA, insert the film, aim, shoot, and then remove the film.  How easier can it get? Even though this is a hands-off rangefinder, it has a very good lens that is sharper than most of those plastic cameras that began to populate all the store shelves like
cupcakes in a baker’s shop.  It comes with a cap and strap.  The cap is important because once placed over the lens it prevents the use of the shutter release button.  I personally believe that they should have come up with a better idea than burdening the front cap with this responsibility since they are so easily lost or damaged.  Nevertheless, I was not in charge of the common sense department at the time these geniuses conceptualized the design for the Ricoh AF-5. This camera is the total opposite of the metal cameras of the past.
It’s all plastic except for the screws and the strap eyelets.  On the inside, metal pieces can be seen used in small quantities.  It comes with a side flash that should only be used in dire emergencies. In the end, whether the camera is all metal or all plastic, the lens is what’s most important and the rest is up to the one wielding the light- tool and the Ricoh AF-5 is a surprisingly good light-tool.
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