I really enjoyed converting the Minolta Rangefinder from a leather to wood veneer cover so I decided to buy another cheap rangefinder and give it another go.

This week’s custom camera is a Ricoh 500G produced in the early 1970’s with a f2.8 Rikenon lens and even has an 8 second self-timer. You can find these fairly easily for under $20’s, not counting shipping if you’re going to buy it from eBay or something like that. Only two photos but when I put a battery in it I’ll be sure to show some photos I’ve taken with it.

It’s a solidly built camera with a metal body and according to a lot of the reviews I have read, it takes really sharp photos so I’m really excited to use it. It’s got a great feel when it’s in my hands.

One thought on “Ricoh 500G – Custom Veneer #2!

  1. This is beautiful! I’m a sucker for old cameras, but old cameras restored? Double awesome. I have a 1972 Canonet, very beautiful pictures, but the spring broke on me (on my 25th birthday no less) and I haven’t been able to get it fixed because nobody around here knows how….

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