Originally Posted by sandermarijn
Because most cameras are not fully mechanical, i.e. most require a battery for either the shutter or the light meter, or for both.
Not sure that I understand your question correctly, cliveh.
Sorry, I think I am misreading your previous quote.
“The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”