Quote Originally Posted by dmr
I can give you some real-world feedback. I use that "wrong" battery in my GIII and have no trouble with it, if you are of the mindset that the meter is offering a suggestion on exposure and not a mandate.
Exactly what I always thought of the little GIII's light meter - and with the same results as dmr - good to hear it confirmed (and I use a wein cell! but still think of the meter in these terms)

Quote Originally Posted by dmr
In my highly-accurate laboratory grade test light box (the blank bathroom wall with the lights on dimmer) the QL17 GIII agrees exactly with the lab standard (a Pentax K1000 which consistently gives good exposures).
Hehehehehehe - thaks for that - I needed the laugh, its so true - I have a similar "lab" set up and have crushed many an industry myth in its hight-tech confines