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Nikkormat EL Battery

Can I use a Duracell 6 Volt Lithium battery (PX 28 LB) in my 30 year old camera?

If not where can I get 6 Volt Silver-Oxide batteries?

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Re: Nikkormat EL Battery

Yes, the battery will operate the camera, Silver oxides are likely only available at a true photo store.

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