Kodak Instamatic 500
Manufactured in Germany between 1963 and 1966 by Eastman Kodak Co. The Instamatic 500 featured the “Continental styling” popular in Europe in that day. It is a 126 cartridge camera and the extremely bright viewfinder shows the square frame marks and parallax corrected ones for close-ups as well. It is a metered model with a Schneider Xenar 38mm f/2.8 lens in a Compur 1/30 sec to 1/500 sec shutter. The lens is spring loaded and can be pressed back into the body of the camera about half way using a release button located on the bottom of the camera. The selenium cell meter in the front of the camera provided a +/- indication in the bottom of the viewfinder coupled to the aperture and shutter speed setting. It has both a hot shoe and PC connection. The advance lever is in an odd location on the back bottom of the camera.