(with the tale of an eBay hunt and adventure) Ricoh Mirai A Bridge AF SLR Kadlubek RIK1410 This as a 1988 camera (although I thought it interesting that the copyright date on the Mirai manual is 1985). I'll be up-front about this post. It's too long, except that the information I could find on the Mirai was so fragmentary and scattered that I felt it would be good to have its story told in one well-Googled™ site (aka, Photo.net, the secret of my Google™ success). I have tried to provide links to the sources, but it would be difficult to establish any priority on much of the information since what is already there is fairly clearly widely "borrowed" already. I do take responsibility for the corrections I have made from direct examination of information from Ricoh and the camera itself. Please do not hesitate to skip over the boring parts (to you). Somewhere out there, there is a community of would-be Ricoh collectors yearning for more information about these things.