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    Speaking of the AE finder.. I have a plain prism on mine.. its labeled "Eye level prism FN". it does not have the little arm that reaches over the shutter speed dial.
    And yet it works fine in Aperture Priority mode.
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    I would carry a spare battery and spend the money on lenses

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    Not to pick on the OP here, but I have never understood the hand-wringing about batteries in cameras. Regardless of which camera I have with me, I carry a set of spares. If the batteries die, I replace them and keep shooting. Just like when I reach the end of the roll of film, I replace it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flatulent1 View Post
    Not to pick on the OP here, but I have never understood the hand-wringing about batteries in cameras. Regardless of which camera I have with me, I carry a set of spares. If the batteries die, I replace them and keep shooting. Just like when I reach the end of the roll of film, I replace it.
    Well i've just bought a battery like that. And it costs 7euro for one battery. So replacing them after each roll will make it a bit expensive isnt it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.canon View Post
    Well i've just bought a battery like that. And it costs 7euro for one battery. So replacing them after each roll will make it a bit expensive isnt it
    Go to eBay and search for "dog collar batteries".

    Yes, really .

    They are the alkaline versions, so won't give the same long-life results as the silver oxide versions. I bought something like 24 of them last time, for very little $. They work fine in my Mamiya cameras that take the same batteries.

    The silver oxide versions are better - go to eBay and search for "PX28 silver".
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    yes. You have to remember i am from holland. SO shipping it from another country wouldnt be really cheap

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    Check out the FTb.

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    FTB? whats that? And how come that some of the cams tend to "eat" battery's

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    If batteries are a concern, get an FTB and get an old selenium cell meter.

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    I now have my dad's AE-1, but haven't really used it. With my A-1, I'd say the life of a PX28 battery is measured in years. I do carry a spare, but I don't get the impression the power consumption is very high. (Maybe if you do lots of minute long bulb exposures, you'd see a problem -- haven't tried that.)

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