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This camera body incorporates a motor for automatically advancing the film, cocking the shutter and returning the mirror to the viewing position.
The 500 EL/M is a modified 500 EL, with the facility for user interchangeable viewing screens. The EL/M was available from 1971 to 1985, when it was replaced by the EL/X. In 1971 and 1972 the 500 EL/M was available only in chrome, but by 1973 black bodies were also available. The camera was originally supplied with a specialist 6V Ni-Cad battery, which are now very difficult to obtain and prohibitively expensive.
These cameras can be operated with a 9V battery and a fabricated adapter made from a used 35mm canister. One of which will be supplied. See the website www.nine-volt.com for a commercially available equivalent product.
A legacy NiCad cell and Hasselblad power supply can be supplied for an additional charge of £25. The batteries will have been tested and will hold some charge, however we cannot provide any assurance of its capacity.
Cosmetic: Almost no wear to the exterior.
Mechanical: Fully working. Strong and no damage.
Electrical: No corrosion to the battery contacts.
Light seals: The light seal is light tight.
Cosmetic Condition: 3
(Very minimal signs of wear.)
Functional Condition: E
(Everything functioning. Major functions have recently been professionally tested.)