Lithium Batteries for Mamiya RZ?

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  1. AbbeyFoto

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    Anyone know if I use lithium batteries in a RZ Pro IID? Camera came without a manual and the manual @ Butkus does not mention lithium batteries.

    Chris
     
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    Harry, Many thanks for the link and info, Chris
     
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    You're welcome. They have the full PDF manuals there too. I'm glad to have them for my used RB67.
     
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    I've used them with the 28L lithium before and it seemed to work fine.
     
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    I use the 4LR44 battery from eBay. I buy the ones for doggie shock collars. Way cheaper than the lithium ones. Don't know of the cheap batteries last as long though, but good enough for me.
     
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    When the 28L that was in my RZ started blinking in the prism, I replaced it with the $2.97 4LR44 from Walmart.
     
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    > Do Not Use Lithium Batteries.

    Why?
     
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    It doesn't say why but Mamiya USA's own web page says not to for some reason.
     
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    lxdude, thanks, makes sense now Chris
     
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    This link says: do not use lithium batteries. I just downloaded a manual for the RZ ProIID from the same site. It reads

    "The camera requires a 4SR44 silver oxide, 4LR44 alkaline manganese or 2CR1/3 lithium battery".

    Hmm - confused :sad:

    Chris
     
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    Haha, that's the good thing about standards right, so many to choose from they say.
     
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    This is a guess.

    For the RZ67 and the RZ67 Pro II, the battery specifications in the manuals did not include lithium batteries. It may be that before the Pro IID, the website specifications recommended against them.

    With the Pro IID, lithium batteries are recommended in the manual (actually in two different places). It may be, however, that when the website specifications were changed to list the Pro IID instead, that part wasn't updated.
     
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    I wonder if in the past decade or whatever Lithiums have improved, or become more consistent in the sizes used.