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    batteries for F3

    Where does one get batteries for a Nikon F3? My Kodak S76 silver oxide batteries are always shot, and all I could find on the web was a 3volt lithium said to work in the F3(amazon). Thanks, Chip
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    They are still available at camera shops and most drug stores, like Walgreens.

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    The 3v lithium is fine. The camera is designed for either a single 3v Lithium or two 1.5v cells.
    My preference is the 3v since it's one less cell to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip j View Post
    Where does one get batteries for a Nikon F3? My Kodak S76 silver oxide batteries are always shot, and all I could find on the web was a 3volt lithium said to work in the F3(amazon). Thanks, Chip
    Either type of batteries are fine but with either they should last at least a year. If you have short life may be there is something wrong with your camera. The lock around the shutter release only prevents the camera to turn on but not turning it off.

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    Digikey and Mouser sell 357/SR44 silver oxide cells. I suggest you avoid the off-brand ones from China, as they are likely to be lower capacity and will probably leak. Go with Varta, Energizer, Sony or the like.

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    I find them almost everywhere around where I live. Walgreens, Kmart, WalMart, CVS, Dollar Tree. I've stopped using these and just put AA's in a motor drive most times. That makes it easier for me to store the camera without forgetting to take the batteries out.
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    ditto

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    Thank you all, esp. you Peter; I will go to the Digikey site.

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    The Varta CR 1/3N is what my F3HP, both of my F2AS bodies, and my FM2n all have in them. Lasts almost forever. In the motor drives, Energizer Ultimate Lithiums.

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    The best is to get 2x 1.5V LR44 batteries. They are ubiquitous, and used in toys, consumer electronics like thermometers, stop watches, scales etc. Our local chinese dealers carry all the sizes of button cells.

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