Camera batteries (Was: Green Bank)

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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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