10Operating EL Cameras for Digital and Film Photography

The text here is limited to the operations that apply to EL models only. The operations that apply to all V system cameras are discussed in other chapters. The newer 500ELX, 553ELX, and 555ELD models with a dedicated flash system are recognized by the film sensitivity dial above the accessory rail (see Figure 10-1).The flash operation is discussed in Chapter 18.


Starting with the ELX in 1988, EL cameras use five standard 1.5 V alkaline or lithium batteries that provide up to 4,000 exposures.You can also use rechargeable 1.2 AA NiCad batteries for 1,000 exposures to be recharged in standard AA type recharge units. Insert batteries as shown in Figure 10-2, which also ...

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