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05-19-2013, 09:27 AM   #376
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I hope those two are in as good condition as their cosmetics show!

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Picked up one of Barton 1972s yin yang straps for my precious. I didnt expect this strap to be so soft and forgiving on the neck, has lots stretch relieving lots of stress and looks extremely classy at the same time. Hipstamatic shot...


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My good old Nikkormat FT3 (Nikon) 35mm film SLR. It looks like this model was only produced in 1977 (according to Wikipedia). It was given to me in the early 80's when I was a teenager by a friend of my mother. I got into photography thanks to this camera. It came with a 50mm f2 Nikkor lens. I used this camera from around 1983-84 up until 2002. It's still in excellent condition and works like new (need a new meter cell though!).




The next one was also a gift I received recently from a work colleague. It's a Minolta Hi-Matic F 35mm film camera. It has a fixed Rokkor lens (38mm F2.7). I'm not sure when this one was built either (the F model was introduced in 1972 and produced until 1974(?) ). It's in an "as new" condition. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet since it's a fully automatic camera and the (Zinc Air) cells it runs on are rare to find and pretty expensive. But some day I'll get to taking a few shots with it. It came with a removable flash.




Now let's see some pics of your old gear.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Into The Lens Quote
I haven't had a change to try it out yet since it's a fully automatic camera and the (Zinc Air) cells it runs on are rare to find and pretty expensive.
This is the solution I found for my old Minoltas. The great part about this is your camera will then run on cheap hearing-aid batteries which can be found easily and they are correct voltage.
If you notice the adapter has holes to get the zinc air hearing-aid battery to run.
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QuoteOriginally posted by G and T Quote
This is the solution I found for my old Minoltas. The great part about this is your camera will then run on cheap hearing-aid batteries which can be found easily and they are correct voltage.
If you notice the adapter has holes to get the zinc air hearing-aid battery to run.
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Hey Glenn, that's great. Thank you so much for your help. I haven't found the same model as the one in your pictures but I came across this. Do you think this would this fit?

MR-52 Adapter. Replacement for PX640, NR52, H-N or MR52 discontinued Mercury cells.

Thanks.
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Hey Glenn, that's great. Thank you so much for your help. I haven't found the same model as the one in your pictures but I came across this. Do you think this would this fit?
Yes it looks like it would. The ones I got were only a couple of dollars each.
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Yes it looks like it would. The ones I got were only a couple of dollars each.
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Big thanks again, Glenn.

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Someone also suggested to simply used a type of rubber tubing (you can find them in hardware stores) and to simply double them with 2 Zinc Air batteries (for a total of 4 like in the photo below). The person told me he uses 675 type Zinc Air cells and he gets 1.4V set like this. I would of thought that doubling the batteries like would greatly increase the voltage but apparently it works.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Into The Lens Quote
Someone also suggested to simply used a type of rubber tubing (you can find them in hardware stores) and to simply double them with 2 Zinc Air batteries (for a total of 4 like in the photo below). The person told me he uses 675 type Zinc Air cells and he gets 1.4V set like this. I would of thought that doubling the batteries like would greatly increase the voltage but apparently it works.
This will work with some Yashica's as they ran a different voltage, but if you replace one of the batteries for some aluminiun foil compressed into the tube this will give you 1.4 volts.I use a similar set-up (but a little more refined) for my spotmeter that took PX640 mercury cells.
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This happened before I realized that it was too much



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QuoteOriginally posted by lepiallou Quote
This happened before I realized that it was too much



Program Plus ............. KA extension tubes ................................ K-30 .................. Promaster x1.7 (SDM contact)
AF 540 FGZ, Sigma 8-16, DA15, DA18-135, Cosina 19-35, FA31, FA43, FA77, D-FA100 WR, FA135, DA*200, DA*300, Super Program
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This happened before I realized that it was too much
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I'm not familiar with that term... What does it mean?
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