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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.
By the way, I tried using the RSS feed to keep track of teh forum and Internet Xplorer does not seem to understand it!
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.
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"?
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...
Do you mean the meter is insensitive to voltage?
Well! that is my kind of answer!!!! I am off to Target. Thanks a lot!!!
Yes we know that...
If you don't mind spending a bit more, you can use one of these:
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.
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