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    canon QL17

    Hello All,
    Does anyone that uses this camera adjust the ASA to make up for the different voltage of the newer non mercury batteries? If yes can you let me know how? If no then are you doing anything in the dev phase? Also what batteries are you using?
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    I go to WALMART and purchase an eight pack of the rayovac 675 hearing aid batteries, and use them in the camera. Not a snug fit side to side, but the + and - connect well and I don't have to make any adjustments for the voltage.

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    I use a Wein Cell.

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    I use a hand held meter.

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    i use some aliminium foil and 675 zinc air hearing-aid battery's.

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    Adjusting the ISO is tricky because the meter varies based on the voltage of the battery. When the battery is new, you might be overexposing... when the battery is older you might be underexposing. It's probably not fatal with C41 film, but the substitute batteries mentioned here are probably the best bet.
    Jim MacKenzie - Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

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    I successfully recalibrated one of mine to kill two birds with one stone, use the new "wrong" batteries and use ASA/ISO up to 1600. I did a write-up of this over at RFF, but I will re-post it here if anybody wants it.

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    Dmr can you repost this please i would be interested how you got this working upto 1600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldrobba View Post
    Dmr can you repost this please i would be interested how you got this working upto 1600.
    Yes, let me dig it up and I'll post it in a separate thread.



 

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