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    Quote Originally Posted by darkosaric View Post
    I am not looking what to buy/get - I already have F3 and M6 - I was just curious about cameras that have AP and full manual speeds when battery dies - because couple of days ago I was with my F3 in cold weather (-15C) for couple of hours and on the end I had only M80 speed (battery was ok - but it was just too cold for long time - when I was back in warm - battery was ok). I had to use F3, not M6 because I needed 105mm lens
    As Les sez, just get the Nikon anti-freeze kit. I use one for my FEs+F3s, as well as an extra MS-3 battery tray for the MD-4. AE? No problem.

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    The Canon F1N- AE has a hybrid dimpled Titanium shutter that works without batteries at speeds from 1/90sec to 1/2000sec, and only requires batteries for the slower speeds.
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    I just checked on ebay and a DB-2 sold for £1000!

    http://cgi.ebay.ie/Nikon-DB-2-Anti-C...-/260699795582
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    Olympus OM4/4ti has mechanical speeds of 1/60th and B without batteries.
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    My Canonet QL17GIII works on all speeds without batteries, and I believe that it works in aperture priority mode, although I've never bothered to put a battery in mine.
    f/22 and be there.

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    Canonet QL17GIII has Shutter speed priority. I believe this was the more common form of automatic exposure mode available until Pentax ES introduced aperture priority mode.

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    Consider a lithium battery (CR-1/3N) for your F3. Lithium, unlike silver oxide or alkaline batteries, will take you deep into inhospitable temps. The LED of the F3 may not like such temps. I use the Nikon DB-2 (anti-cold, AA battery holder) occasionally but am afraid of breaking the connector/wire at the screw-in plug when temporarily storing the camera between shooting sessions, e.g. in a pack, etc. I can attest to the FM3a's reliability with and without batteries in temps well-below 0F. Fantastic camera in so many ways...except low-light meter reading.

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    Aja, I believe you meant LCD instead of LED of the F3. BTW, what did you find lacking with the FM3A in terms of its low light metering?

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    Fujica AZ-1 has manual shutters speeds of 1000, 250, and 60 without batteries.

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    I've been thinking further about this (my brain is in holiday mode). Aperture priority needs a working exposure meter, and meters need batteries to work, other than the long outmoded selenium type. Therefore there should be no camera on which aperture priority works without a battery. I have had cameras with built-in selenium meters - still have a Rollei 2.8F and a FED 5 - and they are all manual match-needle systems.

    On the subject of battery choice: although cold is never a problem here in Oz, I have always used the lithium CR1/3N (aka 2L76, etc) where possible simply because they usually have a much longer life than silver or alkaline. And I always carry a spare - why do some people get hung up on the prospect of their battery dying during a shoot?

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