[rollei_list] Re: Krimar speed

  • From: Jerry Lehrer <jerryleh@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 16:59:23 -0700


This is not a dissent, but how many of us would be willing to change
batteries once a month in all of our gear that has been converted?

I use the little adapter to function with the hearing aid 386 AgO cell.
End of problem.


Marc James Small wrote:

> At 09:51 PM 10/16/2006, Eric Goldstein wrote:
>> Krikor should know better than recommend this. Unless you are
>> shooting
>> color negative and really don't care about anything but being in the
>> ballpark, this won't work because of the difference in discharge
>> characteristics betwen mercury and alkaline cells. The meter can
>> easily be off a stop and a half or more over the life of the cell...
>> hopefully he told you...
> Eric
> I must dissent.  Alkaline cells work quite well:  the resulting
> difference from mercury cells is around 1/3 stop, easily accommodated
> even by chrome emulsions.  Change them once a month or so to avoid the
> discharge problem (alkaline cells lose power slowly, unlike mercury
> cells, which can lead to increasing discrepancy in readings).
> Marc
> msmall@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Cha robh bàs fir gun ghràs fir!
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