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A matched set with all serial numbers matching the original box.
Introduced in May 1997, this is an improvement over the 501C as the geometry of the mirror was improved to use the ‘GMS’ system that was already available on the high end 503CW.
The notable differences between it and the common 500C/M, and other cameras are:
– does not have the cocked/release indicator on the side
– winding crank is not removable
– has a new wider style shutter release button and is missing the ‘T’ lever
– rubber pads on the base similar to the other newer models
– supplied with a valuable ‘Acute Matte D’ focusing screen (alone worth £200!)
The ‘new C’ lens is a simplified version of the CF lens. It does not have the ‘F’ setting, meaning it cannot be used with focal plane cameras as found on the 200 and 2000 models.
This body has just been professionally serviced. The whole camera is supplied with an extended six month warranty.
Original box, strap, Acute Matte screen.
Cosmetic: In excellent, unmarked condition with very minimal signs of use.
Optical: The optics are very good. There are very minor cleaning marks or scratches. No debris or fungus.
Mechanical: Fully working. Strong and no damage.
Dust/Haze: A little internal dust and haze. This is typical and expected for a used lens of this age. Lens are not sealed units and will exchange are with the outside environment. Image will not be affected.
Light seals: The light seal is light tight.
Cosmetic Condition: 4
(Signs of light use, but not misuse. No other cosmetic damage.)
Functional Condition: E
(Everything functioning. Major functions have recently been professionally tested.)