Ricoh FF-1 has certainly been inspired by the Minox GT series. It was
released in 1979, 5 years after the first GT model. It's an
automatic camera, the apertures are only for flash use. Its main features are:
35mm F2.8 Color Rikenon lens, 4 elements in 3 groups, min. focus 0,9m Electronic shutter, 2s-1/500 Size 107x65x36, Weight 225 gr. 25-400 ISO, hot shoe, cable release socket, low light warning in the finder
Front closed and original pouch.
Seen from above.
Rewind lever, hot shoe, exposure counter, shutter release button, cable release socket.
Seen from below. Rewind unlock button, tripod socket, battery
compartment (2 SR44). Film compartment opening lever at the edge.
open, lens extended.
Camera open, set to hyperfocal distance.
Film compartment open.
Ricoh FF-1 is a very small and lightwight camera with a luminous,
superb lens and an automatic shutter/aperture system. It resembles the
Minox GT series, but is quite different. It's an automatic camera, the
aperture settings are only for flash use. It has simple SR44 batteries,
easy to find, no battery type issues like the GT series. On the other
hand there are no manual options and no aperture or speed indications.
So this is an easy camera, set to hyperfocal distance it's just point
and shoot. It feels very solid.