Thanks for getting back in touch with us all, John. There isn't that big a fraternity of folks infected with the 500 C virus, you know: keep posting!
Regarding charging of flat batteries: I used to buy Black&White over the years and then dropped out. Out of curiosity today, I looked up the site again and there's some really good stuff on there now: could interest several of us.
Walter - if you read this: some interesting art/architectural takes in black and white, some better than others, but mainly interesting. The few 'skin' pics I found left me cold; I just don't see the magazine as having a handle on that genre, but maybe the quick look at the website wasn't thorough enough.http://www.bandwmag.com