A&P ATTN: Olympus OM-1 / Pentax Spotmatic / Nikon F1 / Nikkormat crewz

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  1. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    You guys using those expensive WEIN cells for your mercury battery replacement? Or doing the hearing aid battery + o-ring trick?

    Notice the meter being off from the hearing aid battery being 1.4volts instead of 1.3?
     
  2. jackjohnson

    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    I was using a wein cell (from vintagebatteries.com) in my ql17 with no problems

    afaik it was the same voltage?
     
  3. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    I wasn't aware of any problems... I use an OM-2, but have an OM-1 as well, I just went and got whatever battery fit in there... lol Haven't noticed any problems with fit or the meter being off.
     
  4. TheManLouisianaFace

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    cool yeah, I didn't think the .1 volts would make a difference. I think it's just wein marketing hype to sell their expensive ass batteries.
     
  5. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Yeah, I've shot ~100 rolls through my OM-2 and I haven't noticed any problems with just whatever Varta brand batteries I've had in there. That and I doubt you'd be able to see a .1v difference on a needle meter anyway.
     

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