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We field a lot of questions here at CP. Whether they come by way of post comments, our online shop, our social networks, or via direct message, there’s a never-ending supply of inquisitive photo-geeks seeking answers to hard questions.

And one of the most common questions we field almost every single day gets right to the heart of the hobby. It’s an important, existential question. A question that, were it to go unanswered, would invariably bring the world of photography to a slow, grinding halt.

“What battery does my camera take?”

See? Pretty important.

With this in mind, we’ve decided to throw together an exhaustive, alphabetical list of every battery-powered classic camera, with links to its appropriate battery. We’ll start with the most common cameras, and update the list as frequently as possible as we continue to add to its ranks.

Our suggestion is to bookmark this page for reference, disseminate it widely, and use it to slough off your inquiring friends who just won’t stop bothering you about powering their cameras. Hell, that’s what we’re doing…

Here’s the list. Feel free to yell at us for forgetting your favorite camera in the comments. We’ll keep it updated as we go, and we’re hoping in the future to have a more streamlined page (CP Ver. 2.0).

Until then, just click your camera model below and you’ll be directed to the appropriate battery. Buy a couple, or four. Some cameras require more than one, and even if you only need one, you’ll have to replace it eventually.

Canon

A-1, AE-1, AE-1 Program, AT-1, AV-1, AL-1

AF35M / SureShot / Autoboy

AF35MIISureshot IIAutoboy II

AF35ML / Super Sureshot / Autoboy Super

Canonet

T50, T60, T70, T80, T90

LEICA

Minolta

CLE

SR-T Series (SRT 101, 102, 202, etc.)

X1, XM, XK

X-370X-500X-570, X-700

X D Series

XE, XE-1, XE-5, XE-7

XG Series

Nikon

EM

F and F2 with Photomic MetersF3, F4, F5, F6

F50 / N50

F55 / N55

F60 / N60

F65 / N65

F70 / N70

F75 / N75

F80 / N80

F90 / N90

F100 (various battery holders – MS-12, MS-13, MB-15, MS-15)

F-301 / N2000

F-401 / N4004 (S)

F-501 / N2020

F-601N6006

F-801 / N8008 (S)

FA

FE Series

FM Series

Nikkormat EL / ELW / EL2

Nikkormat FT2, FT3

Olympus

OM-1, OM-2, OM-3, OM-3 Ti, OM-4, OM-4 Ti

OM-10, OM-20, OM-30, OM-40

OM-2000

OM-F

OM-G

OM-PC

Pentax


While this isn’t the most enthralling read, we’re hoping this page is a good resource for people who need help finding their battery. If you’ve got any corrections or requests, let us know about them. This is a work in progress.

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