Battery Adaptor for Rangefinder

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  1. telex95

    telex95 TPF Noob!

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    I'm planning to buy a Minolta Hi-Matic 7. This camera takes 625 batteries, and no company produces this kind of batteries as far as I know. So, are there battery adapters or battery converters to run the camera?

    I'm very new to Rangefinders, any comments or suggestions would help!

    Thanks so much!
     
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    Thanks doxx!! This is exactly what I'm looking for. I hope I'll win the bid on ebay today for that camera.
     
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    good luck!
     
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    ok, I lost. Now I'm disappointed. :cry:
     
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    He's saying you can still get 625 sized batteries but the voltage is 1.5V instead of 1.35V so the meter will be off. In a Yashica 124 it throws the meter off by almost 2 stops.

    There is the Wein MRB625 which is a zinc/air battery @ 1.35V. They don't last long but they're cheap. I got a blister pack of 6 for $19.99 at a Batteries Plus store here in town.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I saw somewhere on the internet that the meter would be off, and I didn't know what they were talking about. Now I know what they are talking about. Thanks for the clarification.

    I'll keep looking for another one on ebay.
     

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