inspired by the zenit apk,which has a external power imput, (it rinses batterys). i thought id apply it to my shiney new kiev, however i dont want to do anything nasty to it because its loveley,apart from its battery requirements.
what i used
spair battery compartment cover
2 rubber washers
hot glue gun
battery holder and clip
flash sync plug and socket
file,and rotary tool
iv done aa conversions to numerous other cameras in a much less sympathetic manner.
im no fan of the modern button cell battery, because they last a year if your lucky weather you use them or not, especially when compaired to the old poisonous mercury ones which would last for 5 years or more,(actually have an olympus camera with 5 in it and its still going,_)
Step 1: Remove Battery Cover
Step 2: Identification of + and -
Step 3: New Battery Compartment Cover
Step 4: The Inside Bit
Step 5: The Inside Bit Part 2
Step 6: - Contact Connection
the whole thing was a bit too long so i madw the screw head flatter with a disk and file.
and i bent the spring out a bit so it goes around the back of the socket.
Step 7: Connections
Step 8: Test It
engraved the relevant info onto the battery cover .and put the original safely away in its case.