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Thread: spot meter review: bewi zoom spot

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    Re: spot meter review: bewi zoom spot

    Quote Originally Posted by Jody_S View Post
    You should be using 4, I believe. 4x 1.5V = 6V.
    thank you!

    That's probably a stupid question, but I can't figure how to stick 4 instead of 5.
    5 is a perfect match in terms of size, but 4 will be too short to make contact on + and - sides.
    Any clue about that?

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    Re: spot meter review: bewi zoom spot

    I used 4 in mine and it fit, IIRC. But in other gear, notably the Yashica Electro 35 camera, I cut a small length of aluminum dowel and taped that with my LR44s to achieve the correct length and girth. A bit of a pain given that you have to keep doing it every time you change batteries, and you have to be careful cleaning all the batteries before taping them up to make sure you don't lose contact.

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    Re: spot meter review: bewi zoom spot

    Quote Originally Posted by Jody_S View Post
    I used 4 in mine and it fit, IIRC. But in other gear, notably the Yashica Electro 35 camera, I cut a small length of aluminum dowel and taped that with my LR44s to achieve the correct length and girth. A bit of a pain given that you have to keep doing it every time you change batteries, and you have to be careful cleaning all the batteries before taping them up to make sure you don't lose contact.
    Interesting, will give it a try and come back here. Thank you for your advice!

  4. #14

    Re: spot meter review: bewi zoom spot

    Quote Originally Posted by Jody_S View Post
    I used 4 in mine and it fit, IIRC. But in other gear, notably the Yashica Electro 35 camera, I cut a small length of aluminum dowel and taped that with my LR44s to achieve the correct length and girth. A bit of a pain given that you have to keep doing it every time you change batteries, and you have to be careful cleaning all the batteries before taping them up to make sure you don't lose contact.
    Sorry, I wasn't 5 but 8 LR44!
    Will try and find a way to make it work with 4 and see.

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    Re: spot meter review: bewi zoom spot

    Crap, I no longer have my meter so I couldn't check. Yes, 8 does ring a bell if the original battery was 12V. 2 groups of 4?

    I sold the meter a couple of years ago, but I remember I did make it work by taping up LR44 batteries, and mine was reading just fine, in fact I used it for a couple of years as my primary meter until I bought a Pentax V. The only thing I didn't like about the Bewi was the difficult viewfinder which I couldn't focus to get a clear image, whereas the Pentax is like looking through a SLR.

  6. #16

    Re: spot meter review: bewi zoom spot

    Yes, that's what I've done. 2x4 taped together.

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