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    Ricoh 500GX

    Just found this little beauty in a thrift shop and picked it up for $1.50 (with flash).Seals are shot but the camera powers up using a hearing aid battery.
    There's a switch near the bottom labeled "multi".What's it for & how do I use it? Found a french manual but that doesn't help this unilingual guy.

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    Multiple exposure ????
    See if the film advances on that setting......
    Replacing the seals should not be a great problem.

    Goog luck with it,
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    The mullt imight be for making multiple exposures. If that camera is like the little Ricoh 500G, you might have a real gem on your hands. A buddy of mine owned a 500G and the color 20 x 30 inch drugstore-lab poster prints he had made from its negs were pretty spectacular.
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    They're great cameras. I have a 500G and get great shots with it.

    The original foam seals have always turned to goo when you get one these days, but I replaced mine using a foam kit from Jon Goodman (who trades on the world-famous auction site as 'Interslice') - it's an easy enough job.

    Hope you have a lot of fun with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kennedy View Post
    Just found this little beauty in a thrift shop and picked it up for $1.50 (with flash).Seals are shot but the camera powers up using a hearing aid battery.
    There's a switch near the bottom labeled "multi".What's it for & how do I use it? Found a french manual but that doesn't help this unilingual guy.
    This is used to cock shutter for another exposure, just move the button to the left and you can press shutter again. Enjoy. Very nice camera.

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    You're right oscroft,the seals were like gummy bears.Once again Jon's light seal kit came to the rescue.In fact I just ordered another.
    mAhdi,thanks for the explanation.The "multi" leaver was a bit stuck.A bit of work and now I can shoot multiple exposures.

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    I got a Ricoh GX 500 about 2 weeks ago. It's spectacular. Multiple exposures and all (multi in front).

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    You can download an owners manual from Butkus.org I found it quickly bu googleing "ricoh500G owners manual. I would have added the link for you, but I'm pretty stupid when it comes to doing these functions--I just happy to be able to navigate this site.
    Rick

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