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#1 Matt Stevens

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

I was given an old Minolta Flash Meter III. It is without batteries and after researching, I have found that I am beyond confused. Every search I do gives me contradictory information.

Could someone familiar with this light meter point me to exactly what I need to power this thing?

So far I read that this works...

http://www.jr.com/en.../pe/ENR_A544BP/

But that this works...

http://www.ebay.com/...d=121002435600

Which doesn't help me bcause it's overseas so I'd need to find the same here.

Some say lithium is ok. Some say no way, it'll ruin the meter, stick with silver.

I'm pulling my hair out. Sorry if I seem confused. I would love to go down to the nearest drug store or Wal-Mart or supermarket and just buy the battery I need.
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#2 Matt Stevens

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

http://www.bhphotovi..._Batteries.html

OK, I think if I had three of these (totaling six batteries) I am good, yes?

It would be great to find something that can take the place of all six. One battery to do the job.

Edited by Matt Stevens, 12 January 2013 - 11:28 AM.

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#3 James Compton

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

Buy the Energizer 4LR44 from J&R. The specs can be cross reffed here:

http://www.mhohner.d...olta/meters.php
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

OK, excellent. Thanks.
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:01 PM

The Energizer is too small. it does not have the needed length so I am still on the hunt.
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#6 Mark Dunn

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

You just need another 2 single LR44s. The 4LR44 is just less fiddly.
The S76 is the same battery.
Have you found the manual?
http://www.butkus.or...h_meter_iii.htm

Edited by Mark Dunn, 18 January 2013 - 02:29 PM.

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