Pentax Spotmatic - New Lease on Life

Discussion in 'Pentax' started by ArcAxis, Dec 31, 2004.

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    ArcAxis Guest

    After a long time in storage basically for lack of the old PX400 mercury
    batteries and an unwillingness to go to the short life zinc air replacements, I
    found a website (sorry I'm not on a computer that presently has the link) that
    recommended the E387S or 387S silver oxide which is a perfect fit. It's 1.5v
    (vs 1.3v the mercury was), but as the website stated the Pentax uses a bridge
    circuit in the metering, so the slightly higher voltage doesn't make a
    difference. The battery can be ordered from Radio Shack (the store doesn't
    stock it) or if you have an Interstate Battery store nearby they carry it for
    $2.99.

    I had delved into the Canon EOS series a few years ago and although the Canon's
    take great pictures with auto everything if prefered, somehow nothing beats the
    old Pentax's for feeling like a real camera.




    "You can't just turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again."


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    ArcAxis, Dec 31, 2004
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    Tony Guest

    And feeling is much more important than pictures. Some people call
    themselves photographers but they are really just guys who masterbate with
    machines.
     
    Tony, Dec 31, 2004
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    Bob Hickey Guest

    Ace Hardware carries a tournament selection of "O" rings. One fits
    a regular Silver oxide LR44. Last forever like the old ones.
    Bob Hickey
     
    Bob Hickey, Dec 31, 2004
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    ChrisPlatt Guest

    Eric Hendrickson has repaired Nikon, Canon, Ricoh and
    Pentax cameras for me, including a couple of old Spotmatics.

    He specializes in Pentax, for whom he worked for 15 years.

    His work is excellent, with quick turnaround, at very reasonable rates.
    If you need a repair, I recommend him highly...

    Email

    Excelsior, you fatheads!
    -Chris-
     
    ChrisPlatt, Jan 4, 2005
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