Camera batteries (Was: Green Bank)
wb5mmb at pobox.com
Sat Jul 24 23:38:45 CDT 2010
Dick, unless it is a zinc air cell and you had to pull a sealing tab
off it. You got an alkaline cell that is 1.5 volts not the 1.35 volts
the camera needs and your exposure can be 2 f stops off. I hear Frank
has a large stock of 675 zinc air cells that should fit with the use
of a spacer.
At 10:44 PM 7/24/2010, Richard Barth wrote:
>There has been some discussion of buying batteries for old film
>cameras. My own experience...
>I have a late-60s Minolta SRT-101 that I used until I got my digital
>a few years ago.
>It had been sitting unused since, and the battery was dead, as you
>might expect. The
>manufacturer had carefully neglected to put the type number on the
>battery itself, and I
>have no idea where the manual is.
>Off to Ritz Camera. They had no clue, and no batteries. They did
>have a very useful
>suggestion: Batteries Plus, which happened to be right down the road.
>Off to Batteries Plus. Showed them the battery. Sales clerk says
>something like "Old camera, huh?" Yup. Whereupon he walks over to
>the rack, pulls off a card, and for about 3 1/2 bucks
>I'm back in the 35mm photo business.
>For those still looking to revive their film cameras, this might help.
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