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palomo60
08-14-2007, 12:20
I just bought a camera in a garage sale for $2.50 but cannot find batteries, even in places that specialize in hard to find batteries. Any help will be appreciated.

I am shooting from my guts but stopped this process since I don't know if my photos will come out good and would rather wait to have batteries.

Thank You!!!!

palomo60
08-14-2007, 12:21
By the way, I tried using the RSS feed to keep track of teh forum and Internet Xplorer does not seem to understand it!

Xmas
08-14-2007, 12:30
Palo

Welcome

The origonal mercury cells are no longer manufactured, they were too toxic in land fill sites. There only are substitutes. Modifying the camera with a Shockey diode and using a silver oxide cell is simplest if you need to have it serviced anyway. Making an adopter from a similar sized battery for SR44 cells, the adopter has a Shockey diode, or using hearing aid 1.33v batteries, etc...

But with B&W or C41 film using a table is an ok fall back.

Noel

palomo60
08-14-2007, 12:36
I don't understand the Diode jargon since I never liked electricity as a subject. Kind of talking about things you cannot see - but you can see the effect. (Like God)/

Anyway, what kind of hearing aid batteries? Do the go by numbers like "c-something"?

palomo60
08-14-2007, 12:38
Use the diagram on this page,(http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-134.html), with a silver oxide or alkaline 625 battery. No diode needed to get an accurate meter.

Thanks, guys, but that is way too complex for me...
:)

Xmas
08-14-2007, 12:42
Dave

Do you mean the meter is insensitive to voltage?

Noel

palomo60
08-14-2007, 12:43
Well! that is my kind of answer!!!! I am off to Target. Thanks a lot!!!

Xmas
08-14-2007, 12:48
Dave

Yes we know that...

Noel

iml
08-14-2007, 13:31
If you don't mind spending a bit more, you can use one of these:

http://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk/?http://www.smallbattery.company.org.uk/sbc_mr9_adapter.htm

Ian

shadowfox
08-14-2007, 14:41
Hold on, there's a better (and cheaper) alternative.

The light-seal master Jon Goodman (interslice on eBay) has a new product, it's an adapter for the mercury battery replacement. Kinda similar to Criscam's, but at $10 a pop, it's way cheaper.

His email is [email protected], just in case anybody's interested.