Camera batteries (Was: Green Bank)

Frank Gentges fgentges at
Sun Jul 25 13:00:04 CDT 2010


Sandy is right.  I have two packs of the zinc air #675 cells.  They fit 
my Canon with a spacer.  I will bring them on the trip.  However, you 
should get one or two from me to try out before the trip.


On 7/25/2010 12:38 AM, wb5mmb wrote:
> 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.
>      Sandy
> 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.
>> Dick
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