I need new batteries for my M6
Old 04-26-2019   #1
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I need new batteries for my M6

I forgot which batteries to get for my Leica M6 classic.
Is the best choice lithium batteries, such as:
Brand: Energizer Voltage: 3 Format: 1/3N, 2L76 Capacity: 160MAH?

The M6 has been sitting without use since I got the M9.
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Old 04-26-2019   #2
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I've been using two Energizer 357/303's for years.
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I think, both should work. One 3V or two 1.5 V batteries.
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Starting using the 3v lithium batteries when I got my M7 back in '07. Couldn't find them locally back then so starting buying them in bulk. Found out they work great in any camera that took two silver oxide S76 batteries. Even ancient cameras like my Nikon F2. Should work great in your M6 and easier to install than two batteries.
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I think, both should work. One 3V or two 1.5 V batteries.
I used mine with two simple (1,3V?) cells for years. No problem.
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I used to use silver oxide but discovered they don’t like cold and I live near Yosemite and like to take pictures in the winter. They stopped working when they got too cold. I switched to lithium which are fine with the cold.
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Silver Oxide is usually recommended for stable and reliable readings right up to suddenly dying, unlike alkaline batteries. Not sure about the properties of Lithium.
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If you want cold weather performance, search out (and pay through the nose) for Lithium.
For normal use, Silver Oxide are excellent. If you just want to fit batteries for the camera's sale, Alkaline will do the trick.
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Silver oxide or lithium. Both work well. Lithium are supposed to be a little better, but its not appeciable in an application such as the M6 meter.

Avoid alkaline which have the potential to leak.

Get that M6 back into action!
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I have been using CN 1/3n Lithium batteries in both the MP and Nikon F3P. My (limited) understanding is that lithium batteries have a longer shelf life. On the other hand there are restrictions when carrying spare lithium batteries on commercial airlines.
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Air Passenger regulations effective 1-April-2016.

1. Lithium batteries carried by passengers in their personal electronic devices, whether in their carry-on or checked baggage, are not affected by this new restriction.

2. Passengers must not pack spare lithium batteries in checked baggage. Spares must be packed in carry-on baggage or carried on the person.
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I have also used 2x LR44 with no problems...
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I ordered online a three pack of Lithium 3v batteries.
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