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    Replacement batteries for a Pentax Spotmeter V

    The manual calls for 3 G-13 1.5v mercury batteries.

    I have been using 3 MS76 Silver oxide or 3 LR44 Akaline any issues that anyone is aware of?

    Thanks as always

    Todd

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    Now you mention it I've been using LR44's in my Spotmeter V for quite a while. Never gave it any thought, as I had a couple of blister packs lying around.

    Meter works fine.

    Ian

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    that's what I recently bought and it works fine
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    I'd be careful about using any alkaline batteries in the LR44/A76 size. I have seen several cameras with a terrible mess in the battery compartment after the alkalines leaked all over the place. I have never seen a silver oxide (SR44, MS76 etc.) leak if left in a camera. With the cheap prices of silver oxide batteries on the SR44 web site, I would suggest great care in using alkalines if you must. In other words, get them out of the equipment if not actively using it.

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    Pentax seems to have changed the battery requirements for the Spotmeters at some point in production. I have one manual that calls for the mercury batteries, and another manual that calls for the MS76 batteries. I have no idea when the change was made.

    That said, I have a Pentax Spotmeter - I don't know when it was manufactured, but the MS76 batteries work fine in it.
    juan

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    Just picked out up and fitted new SR44's in it. It still matches the spotmeter in my Nikon F80 perfectly (until the Nikon gives up through lack of light!).
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