Correct battery for a Nikormat EL 35mm SLR / Exposure Meter doesn't work

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Correct battery for a Nikormat EL 35mm SLR / Exposure Meter doesn't work
2 months ago

Hello everyone,

I've recently took possession of a nice Nikormat EL 35mm SLR film camera. This is the model with the battery compartment that is located when flipping up the mirror.

I've tried two different batteries (assuming they are the correct ones):

So far I've tried a Duracell PX28L (lithium) and a Maxell 4SR44 Silver 6 volt battery (both are brand new and have been tested). Unfortunately the light meter and electronic shutter doesn't work. The needle for the exposure meter "jumps" for a brief second but that nothing more.

The battery check button LED doesn't light up either.

The camera is in such excellent shape I'm puzzled that the meter wouldn't work.

Any suggestions? Perhaps another battery recommendation from a current owner who knows it will work?

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