Ricoh SLX 500

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The SLX 500 is an SLR for 35mm film from Ricoh which accepts 42mm screw-mount lenses. It dates from 1975[1] and McKeown's describes it as "a simplified version of the Ricoh Singlex TLS" [2]. The SLX 500 is an economy model lacking a self-timer and only offering shutter speeds from 1/30–1/500 second plus B. The camera requires one mercury battery to operate its exposure meter, with a match-needle display in the viewfinder. The meter is compatible with films 25 to 1600 ASA and can be adjusted by lifting up the shutter speed dial and rotating untill the setting is displayed in the window. The ground glass includes a central microprism spot as a focusing aid, and the pentaprism is topped with a hot shoe.


  1. The 1975 introduction date is from the Ricoh Japan page linked below.
  2. McKeown, James M. and Joan C. McKeown's Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th Edition, 2005-2006. USA, Centennial Photo Service, 2004. ISBN 0-931838-40-1 (hardcover). ISBN 0-931838-41-X (softcover). Page 831.


In Japanese