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08-05-2009, 08:30 PM   #1
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Use Pentax ME Super without battery?

Sorry if this is a stupid question:

Can I take photos with the Pentax ME Super without a battery? I'm thinking of getting an old Pentax ME Super from a second-hand dealer. I understand for the light meter to work you'd need a battery, but I already have an external light meter. Would the shutter mechanic work without a battery?

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08-05-2009, 08:34 PM   #2
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It will work either at 1/125 sec or bulb - other speeds are controlled with electronics. So, you are left with shutter speed priority camera
Good thing is, those batteries are neither rare nor expensive - a couplea bucks for a pair (they're called LR44 if I'm not mistaken)
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Ah, I see. Thanks for that. I'm from Australia, so hopefully I'll find those batteries somewhere if I do decide to get it.

Btw, that was a very quick response!
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Well, it's summer... I have a homework for school due tomorrow, so I'm sitting at home and doing it. On the other hand, it's so boring I can't concentrate on it for more than 5 min. Guess what I'm doing the rest of the time

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