Meter batteries and a Braun Nizo professional leather case
Posted 07 July 2008 - 09:17 PM
I've been using a Nizo 136XL for the past 6 months or so and its treated me pretty well. Most of the film came back looking good and it hasn't broken down on me. But a friend of mine just sold me his Nizo Professional for a very good deal I couldn't pass up. He gave me 2 brands of meter batteries with the camera: WeinCell MRB625 and Exell PHOTO Z625PX 1.4V Zinc Air. He advised me to ask around as to which brand I should use. I have never switched out a meter battery, as I used the stock batteries with the 136XL.
Anyone know? Also, where do I install the meter batteries? I've looked through the manual, found nothing.. Near the spot in the handle where I put the AA's, I found a couple things that can be unscrewed, but didn't want to mess with anything until I know for sure.....
Lastly, Anyone know where I can find an original Braun Nizo Professional leather case? I'd like to be able to fit this camera in my Tamrac bag along with my DCR VX-1000 and my 136XL, and not have to lug around 2 bags like I will be until I sort this out...
I look forward to learning and also helping out as much as I am able in the future.
Posted 07 July 2008 - 09:30 PM
So no need for those cells. Read more about that in my upcoming Super 8 Today article on this camera (shameless promotional plug ends )
As far as a mint Nizo leather case is concerned... those do have the nasty habit of deteriorating over time: the leather wasn't the best, but it was definitely better than those used by Bauer (puke). Your best way - apart from the usual lucky coincidence on eBay - would be to go for German resellers such as Super 8 Shop and Super 8 Arena.
A sizeable share of registered long-time users of this forum have made good purchases there and reported high satisfaction.
Hope that helped a bit. Cheers,
Posted 07 July 2008 - 09:36 PM
Posted 07 July 2008 - 10:12 PM
As I said, not sure if that answers your question . Feel free to be more precise .
Posted 07 July 2008 - 10:30 PM
I got you. I am just confused because my friend sent me a letter with the camera saying that he used the wrong kind of meter batteries at first and the exposure was a bit off. I can't figure out what he means exactly because he left for Europe for a month... Maybe just a misunderstanding on my end...
Posted 08 July 2008 - 08:29 AM
Just fishing around here to help out?!