Another of my Ebay experiences a full frame 35mm film compact having a key feature an ability to take a multiple exposure it uses a switch to cock the shutter without advancing the film the camera is a very compact Rangefinder and in excellent condition requiring only the replacement of the disintegrated light seals on the film back.
There is a nice range of controls on the camera including full manual override, of all the 35mm film compacts I have played this was the most fun to use.
Another camera that the meter can be used with a hearing aid battery an A675 as a direct replacement for the mercury cell or an LR44 alkaline battery will work but give a less accurate meter reading as the voltage varies through the batteries life.
English User Manual (scanned) download Ricoh 500ME EN user manual
|Type||35mm rangefinder camera|
|Film||35mm (Type 135)|
|Picture size||24 x 36 mm|
|Lens||Fixed. Color Rikenon lens 1:2.8/40mm (4 elements in 3 groups).|
|Filter size||46 mm, filter placed in front of the exposure cell so no manual filter factor calculations needed.|
|Focusing||Double image matching system by rotating the front component of the taking lens. Coupled Rangefinder|
|Focus range||0,8 meter – infinity|
|Viewfinder||Marked Finder with 0.49 magnification. With parallax correction marks f stop scale battery check|
|Shutter||Mechanical Leaf Shutter speeds B, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, and 1/500|
|Exposure||Automatic or Manual and Multiple exposure (ME)|
|Exposure meter||CdS cell Fully auto and manual override|
|Exposure range||EV 6 to 17 at ASA 100.|
|Battery||1.35 Volt mercury battery type PX-675|
|Film speed setting||ASA 25 – 800|
|Flash Sync||Hot Shoe|
|Film Advance||Manual, single stroke .|
|Dimensions||111 x 71 x 55 mm|