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    Won without thinking

    Having been out bid on every spot meter I placed a bid on I placed a bid on a Pentax 1/21. Dummy here neglected to notice the 1/21. Due to a lack of available batteries I should not have bid but now my fate is sealed.

    Anyone know if this will work as a battery hack but with US pennies?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric_duminil/4097107525/

    If not then are the lithium replacements any good.

    Note to self - stay off ebay
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    Great illustration! I have an old Minolta SRT with no batteries. I use a hand held meter

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    Between APUG and photo.net, there's a trove of info on hacks and workarounds for merc battery replacements. At least the 9v won't be hard to replace!

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    There is a chain of stores called Batteries Plus and they have batteries from watch to car sizes. Try them. Failing that, try ebay again, that's where I got the adapter for my Pentax 1/21.

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    D'oh! Let us know how you get that worked out. I really like those meters, but the battery issue is a pain.
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    PX640 adaptors are available - In the UK, try: smallbattery.company.org.uk

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    Shipping $ from the UK would suck though. Been looking and there are places here in the states who say they make just such an adapter at roughly the same cost (factoring currency cost) but Something about the sites say not trustworthy. Can't put my finger on why, I just got "the feeling".
    Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy. Pope Paul VI

    So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004

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    I've been going crazy trying to cobble together springs and spacers for my TL-Electro. That penny stack is inspired genius!

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    You might try Quality LightMetric in Holywood,CA to see if they can convert it to take common batteries & calibrate

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    Those are Euro-pennies. Would they conduct the same as American?

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