Blog post: The kiddo found my old film camera, the one my grandfather gave me when I was 12. It's a manual SLR that's older than I am* and probably still works. I've ordered film & a battery** to find out for sure!
*It appears to be a 1967 model.
**The light meter is the only powered part of the camera. Everything else is automatic. And it used a mercury battery, which hasn't been made in 22 years. Fortunately there are zinc-based replacements!
zinc air batteries are decent, but if you find their lifespan too short since they are constantly discharging, you may want to try getting the equivalent 1.55v coin cell batteries and adjust the light meter accordingly instead
@thesoundofthunder Good to know that's possible. Thanks!
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