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12-12-2008, 12:03 PM   #1
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Spotmatic or batery quirk?

I bought a WeinCell to use in a garage sale Spotmatic 1000, and with battery in the meter ran backwards! SO I flipped the battery over, and now it seems to be reading dead on. Anyone ever hear of this? The battery clearly had a positive marked on the side that is now up.

12-13-2008, 04:52 AM   #2
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in the spotties the new batteries must go "backwards"

Try your spottie with a normal battery (SilverOxide) instead of the Wein, it should work equally well and the battery will last for years, instead of weeks
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Just don't forget to make sure that the "Stop Down" button , on the left hand side of the lens, is in the "down" position at all times except when you are sighting up for a photo.
Leave it "up" and the battery, no matter what type it is, will die very quickly, as the light meter will stay "on."
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cool, thanks for this tip.


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