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|Kodak Instamatic 500|
Certainly the most sophisticated and desirable of the European viewfinder Instamatics. A Schneider lens combined with a match-the-needle exposure setting in the viewfinder, autosensing of the film speed, a collapsable lens mount, coaxial flash socket AND hot-shoe makes this a very useable camera by almost any standard. The rugged metal casework makes this a slightly heavy but very robust example of Kodak AG production, called by some the "Instamatic Retina". The filter thread is even the "Retina-size" 29.5mm.
David Francis is currently researching the manufactured quantities of this model. If you could forward him your serial number, (in front of the hot-shoe), it would be most helpful.
|name||: Kodak Instamatic 500|
|produced between ||: 1963 - 1965|
|lens ||: Xenar f/2.8, 38mm|
|shutter ||: Compur 1/30-1/500|
|film type ||: 126 cartridge|
|picture size ||: 28 x 28 mm|
|original list price (USD)||: 94.50|