I came across a 1965 Canonet QL19 camera and am in the process of repairing it. The problem is, they don't make the old mercury battery that's used for it anymore. I went looking everywhere and was presented with two options: either get a slightly expensive (but, in the long run, quite affordable) adapter for newer batteries, or a 1.5V alkaline battery sold at Radioshack for five dollars.
My question: will a 1.5V #625 battery work in place of a 1.35V #625 battery?
I've tried googling some answers and usually they're not for the model I have, so I'm hoping someone who knows a little about cameras (or just anyone at all) can tell me if this is a good idea, or if I'm going to ruin this thing by using a 1.5V battery.