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The batteries (you need two) that you are looking for are compatible with the A76 or LR44 type. I picked up a package of 5 @ the Dollarama dollar stores for a buck ($1 CDN). Most dollar stores do not carry them, so you might have to go to a camera store or your local RadioShack, but it will cost much more there.


Posted on Jul 26, 2008

  • looking227 Jul 26, 2008

    Oh, yeah . . .

    I forgot to mention about the battery cover. That is harder to find & you have to be careful not to get the wrong one. (I once came across a Pentax ME Super (which is what the Pentax ME F is based on) that was missing its battery cover and I tried a battery cover from a Pentax ME and it didn't work, but when I tried the battery cover from my own Pentax ME Super, it worked like a charm. Go figure!)

    I used to live in Toronto, so I just went to Pentax Canada and it was very reasonable. (I can't remember how much, but I do remember thinking that was so reasonable when I bought mine from Pentax.)

    Try email Pentax directly and ask how much . . .

    or . . .

    Go to your local camera shop that has a lot of old used SLR cameras and ask them if they have one and how much.

    It should be less than $10.


  • looking227 Jul 26, 2008

    And finally . . . as for using the camera without batteries . . .

    You can use the camera without batteries if you put it on the 125X mode on the dial (or even the B mode which keeps the shutter open as long as you press the shutter release button) & set your aperture manually.

    The 125X mode is the mode to use with a Flash unit.

    It sets the shutter speed to 1/125th of a second.

    If you have a flash unit attached to the top, you can use the camera (as long as you know how to set your flash unit & aperture for proper exposure).

    But . . . if you don't have a flash, you can still take pictures, except, now you have to figure out what aperture you need to set the camera in order to get proper exposure. (Since you don't have a battery in the camera to take advantage if its built-in light meter.)

    I would do this with my hand-held light meter, but if you don't have one . . .

    When you buy 35mm film, it used to come with a little piece of paper that gave you some general camera settings in order to set your camera. It would have an aperture / shutter speed (which I believe 1/125th sec. was one of the standard shutter speed settings they would list) for different lighting / weather conditions. If the film you get doesn't have this, you might be able to get these general camera settings from the film manufacturer's website.

    Take care & Happy Imaging!



I just bought some batteries for will get it in any photo or camera store

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