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#1 Alexander Zx

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:04 PM

Hi, I recently bought a penncrest 400. The shutter fires with AA batteries in it but, there is a mercury battery in the camera. This is a separate battery to operate the automatic exposure meter. I wanted to know if this is necessary for filming, or if I don't need it. If anyone has any experience with this camera please reply. 

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#2 Bill Rodgers

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:10 PM

You need the internal light meter to work for automatic exposure.

 

Otherwise you will need to set it to manual exposure and use an external light meter.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:49 PM

You need the internal light meter to work for automatic exposure.

 

Otherwise you will need to set it to manual exposure and use an external light meter.

What is an external light meter and where could I find one?


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#4 Bill Rodgers

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:31 PM

Light Meter: http://en.wikipedia....iki/Light_meter

 

eBay: http://www.ebay.com/...cat=0&_from=R40

 

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