A Site for Photographers by Photographers

Community > Forums > Medium Format > Pentax 67 Accessories > Pentax 645 battery holder

Featured Equipment Deals

King Sized Portrait Lighting: Going Big Read More

King Sized Portrait Lighting: Going Big

Pro portrait photographer and Craftsy instructor, Kirk Tuck, shares his very favorite way to light a portrait.

Latest Equipment Articles

Sun Position Tracking Apps Read More

Sun Position Tracking Apps

These 5 apps, ranging in price from free to $8.99, are our top picks for tracking sun (and moon) light. Also ranging in complexity, some help you keep tabs on the ideal lighting of the day while...

Latest Learning Articles

Basic Image Development in Lightroom: Color Editing (Video Tutorial) Read More

Basic Image Development in Lightroom: Color Editing (Video Tutorial)

Learn basic HSL (hue, saturation, and luminance) color adjustments as well as split toning (adjusting color in highlights and lowlights) in this next video.


Pentax 645 battery holder

Scott Pickering "25 ASA" , Jul 10, 2006; 01:07 p.m.

I'd thought some 6x7 owners in here would also have a 645. Anyways does anyone get frustrated replacing batteries in the original Pentax 645? They are easy enough to get out, but putting the 2 back in that go in the inner most slot drives me nuts. I had to use a wooden dowel to push in the battery to go onto the contact button. I used quite a bit of force. If I was out in the field doing this I would never get the inner most batteries in. That contact button seems to keep the battery from slotting in like its supposed to. Does anyone else have this problem?

Responses

Thomas Janik , Jul 10, 2006; 06:05 p.m.

Hi Scott:

I take the batteries out and put them in frequently and have never had any difficulty, so I'm mysteried as to the source of your problem; but here's my procedure, hope it helps: the first battery is inserted at an angle so that the tip of the battery can be used to depress the fexible metal contact, then push in at he other end of the battery -that does it for me.

Kirk R , Jul 11, 2006; 03:51 a.m.

I've never had problems of this sort. Strange.

Back to top

Notify me of Responses