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Can anyone tell me what battery to put in an AE-1 body? It fits in a little door in the front. The shutter doesn't seem to work without it. I just got it donated and I don't know if it even works. I believe it's a 6 volt. I don't want to have to buy the manual just to fit it with the correct battery since I am familiar with its functions. Thanks to anyone who replies.
-- gary benoint (email@example.com), February 22, 2001
According to the Canon Camera Museum ( http://www.canon.com/camera-museum )
The AE-1 takes "One 4G-13 6 V mercury oxide battery or 4LR44 alkaline battery"
The AE-1 Program takes "One 4LR44 alkaline battery"
-- Martin Egna (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 22, 2001.
The other designation for the battery for the A series is PX28.
There are three version available nowdays. Alkaline, Silver Oxide and Lithium. I use the Silver Oxide or Lithium in my A-1. The nice thing about the lithium is long shelf life. For a spare in your bag,the PX28L makes a lot of sense.
-- Terry Carraway (TCarraway@compuserve.com), February 23, 2001.