[rollei_list] Re: Rollei 35 meter battery

I still see a few mercury batteries on the Internet from time to time. I
fear that the always-on meter of the Rollei 35 might have been designed with
the assumption that long-lasting mercury cells would be around in the
future.

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[mailto:rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Roland Smith
Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2006 3:01 PM
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Subject: [rollei_list] Re: Rollei 35 meter battery



I can't vouch for the life of alkaline/manganese batteries.  I have mercury
batteries in all my Rollei 35s and have never had a battery run down.  I
always keep my Rollei 35s in the zippered leather case, zipped up, except
for the brief moments in use.  

 

It is possible that when the lens is collapsed, the meter may not be on.   I
do not know about the collapsed lens turning off the meter.

 

Roland Smith

Oakland, California

 


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[mailto:rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeffery Smith
Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2006 12:33 PM
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Subject: [rollei_list] Rollei 35 meter battery

 

On the earlier Rollei 35 cameras having a PX625/PX13 battery, it appears to
me that the meter is on all of the time that light is entering the port on
the front of the camera. Is that the case, and how long is the battery life
of an alkaline/manganese battery in the camera?

Jeffery Smith
New Orleans, LA
http://www.400tx.com <http://www.400tx.com/> 
http://400tx.blogspot.com/

 

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