Question for MP1 users

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Dear Forum Members,

I just ordered a C645 and waiting anxiously for it to come. I am also a new member to this forum.

I had a question about the MP1 Power grip regarding the use of the batteries. When installed, does the MP1 supplement the 2CR5 in the body, effectively adding a second battery? Or does the MP1 completely replace the 2CR5 in the body? The Contax website is not very clear about this. It simply mentions a switch between 2CR5 or AA batteries.

Regards,

Sang
 
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Guest

Sang, The MP-1 power grip replaces the C645 original battery holder grip. When you install the MP-1, you need to remove the orginal battery holder grip.You then install the 2CR5 in the MP-1 and the optional 4 AA batteries. You can then swith between the 2CR5 or AA batteries as power source.(I think you may have to install the 2CR5 regardless with you use the AA or not).
 
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Dear Sang, You remove the battery housing supplied with the 645 and the MP-1 replaces it.
You still install the 2CR5 battery but also install 4 AA batteries. Can also use rechargable batteries NM-hi 1800ma are the best.
If the AA batteries run out you slide a switch that then uses the 2cr5 battery that is now a back up battery untill you have time to recharge or replace the AA Batteries. You can also plug in an external 6Volt battery sourse if you need to
Regards Bob.
 
G

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Bob, Albert. Thanks for the helpful information. I just got the kit and slowly acquiring information about the accessories and addons. I will be shooting my first batch of film this week. Boy I am excited :).
 
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