So I bit the bullet and bought the MR-44 adapter from smallbatterycompany out of UK, first thought it wasn't working but then verified it does deliver 1.35v under load.
But... it makes ZERO difference in any of my 3 cameras: Auto S3, Hi-Matic 7S II and Olympus 35 RD. The meters read absolutely the same as with the LR44 which is your usual suspect small 1.5 alcaline.
I get absolutely the same readings.
Maddening stuff. Especially considering the price of the adapter.
Why do you guys think this is the case?
Also, I have actually discovered that my S3 (very recent acquisition) underexposes by 2 stops anyway, regardless if it's light meter is fed with 1.5 or 1.35v.
Also - it seems that EVERY Auto S3 already has the diode installed in it's battery compartment from the factory - http://wkoopmans.ca/notebook/wp-cont...aS3repair2.jpg
Mine does too, is it possible that Konica made them like this? I mean, if this is as such what would be my solution here - to install another diode in series?! OR just some other diode with higher voltage drop?