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    There are 2 identical rechargeable battery packs about the size of a D cell. They are run in parallel, for reason of capacity. You can get by with 1. Each unit contains 5, 1.2v Cd rechargebles of the big button type. I have also run 4-AAA alkalines (total 6v) that I soldered together. But you have to keep making packs that way. Nine volts is too much voltage, and no capacity, and big expense. My remedy works very well. But I advise making up both packs, both for weight and capacity's sake. It's the weight that makes the EL fire smooth, along with the ingenious little pin on the drive gear that pushes the mirror back up after the big whack and bounce. Smooth as a Rollei. (almost).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    There are 2 identical rechargeable battery packs about the size of a D cell. They are run in parallel, for reason of capacity. You can get by with 1. Each unit contains 5, 1.2v Cd rechargebles of the big button type. I have also run 4-AAA alkalines (total 6v) that I soldered together. But you have to keep making packs that way. Nine volts is too much voltage, and no capacity, and big expense. My remedy works very well. But I advise making up both packs, both for weight and capacity's sake. It's the weight that makes the EL fire smooth, along with the ingenious little pin on the drive gear that pushes the mirror back up after the big whack and bounce. Smooth as a Rollei. (almost).
    I think the simpler solution is to not use this camera at all, and keep my money, which takes a tiny little battery that I can buy anywhere (well not anywhere, but at most CBS's and obviously online which is a better deal in sets of 5 for $10) no wonder they're so cheap

    If I'm going to buy another meeting format system, it better damn well not need batteries at all... The whole mixture of batteries and cameras for film just annoys the heck out of me lol. I do too much shooting in weather conditions that and up killing batteries, like freezing weather etc., so that's why I went large-format, no batteries thank goodness!

    The only thing in my kit that needs a battery is the spot meter, if I could find a good spot meter that didn't require batteries I would be in heaven!

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    Well enough. But if it was good enough for the Apollo program, it's plenty for me. I'm using mine tomorrow at Tgiving lunch. Click....whirrrr.

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    I've shot a few rolls through a couple transition 500C bodies (the ones that were marked as 500C's but were actually C/M's). I've yet to experience the "bullfrog" effect. If it's that big of a deal, there is a tab just below the wind crank (or knob, depending on your persuasion) that is the mirror prefire. Hit that, and take your shot. To me, it feels no worse than an FM2n or a Nikkormat FT series body. If anything, it feels more damped.

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    Just sold all my Blad gear :(

    I've solved the problem! Get a Rolleiflex SL66 instead of the Hassy! (actually I have both). After all "The Flash Synchronization speed up to 1/30 second guarantees sharp and well illuminated pictures..."

    From the Rolleiflex SL66 product description on eBay (where this originally came from I do not know):

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    The Rolleiflex SL66 is a film camera with 6x6cm image format. The shutter speed range of this Rollei film camera is 1 - 1/1000 second that enabling better effects on the appearance of moving objects. The Flash Synchronization speed up to 1/30 second guarantees sharp and well illuminated pictures on this Rollei camera. The 80 - 150mm focal length of this Rollei film camera covers wide angle shot with precision, giving you even the minutest detail of the subject. You can also tilt the lens of this Rollei camera up and down upto 8 degrees. The TTL metering with special hood SL66 in the Rolleiflex SL66 camera lets you choose the optimal exposure for fast or slow speed snapshots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Then why does your avatar have that large boat anchor instead of a Rolleiflex SL66 or Hasselblad?
    You mean my Rolleiwide? That's lighter than either the 500C/M or SL66 and less bulky. :/)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Do you wear the Rolleiwide, the Rollei and the TeleRollei around your neck as bling?
    Yes, while attached to the tripod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    Do you wear the Rolleiwide, the Rollei and the TeleRollei around your neck as bling?
    Oh this is such an awesome idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Oh this is such an awesome idea!
    I'll do a selfie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    What is a selfie?

    Is that part of the foul mouthed digit-speak spoken by digi-snappers?
    Yeah, pretty much.
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