Robert E. Seastrom rs at
Mon Jul 12 23:25:18 CDT 2010

I just borrowed my dad's Olympus rangefinder all-manual camera.  It
too wants a PX13/PX625 battery for the light meter.

It seems that the best direction to go is to use zinc-air hearing aid
batteries (which don't last nearly as long as the mercury batteries
but are cheap, available, and have a very similar discharge curve).

Adaptors like are
available.  Note that you can buy a bunch of them and save on shipping
(they're not expensive).

Who's in?


Frank Gentges <fgentges at> writes:

> I am glad I know about this early on.  I have a Canon SLR that I have not used for some time.  It turns out it used a Mercury cell battery.  Now I have time to find a suitable substitute.
> I will bring along a Canon FT ql and a Mamiya ZE quartz.  Hopefully, I will have fresh cells for all.
> Thanks for the heads up Sandy.  Everyone should check out their gear now while they have time to work out the wrinkles. 
> Frank
> On Jul 12, 2010, at 8:22 PM, wb5mmb wrote:
>> <> 
>> Note the part about cameras.
>>     Sandy  
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