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Does anyone know if the Canon AV-1 works without a battery, by works I mean the shutter release, I know the metering system wouldn't work without it.

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Good 'ol mir had some info:

This camera will not function unless a battery is loaded

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/canon/fdresources/SLRs/av1/htmls/index2.htm

Which I guess makes sense given that it has no manual operation at all, only aperture priority.

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thanks Shizam, now to hunt for some batteries! At least mir also lists batteries I can use instead of mercury ones. –  Serge Feb 28 '11 at 17:46

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