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Film = no light meter

When no film is loaded into my Vivitar V4000, the light meter seems to function fine. When I load film into the camera, there is no more light meter. I have changed the batteries. Is there anything else I can do on my own short of taking it in for repairs?

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Jackson rook,

the speed of the film may be to high if your camera has dx coding contacts in the film chamber. otherwise---- film in camera or not it has no effect on meter operation. move the advance lever to the right slightly and push down on the shutter release button slightly to turn meter on.

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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How do you open te Vivtar V4000?


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I have included the instructions to rewind the finished film.

!/ Press and hold the film rewind button button on the right side of the camera base.
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be sure batteries are good. pull up on the rewind knob to open film door. load film ,push down rewind knob. pull enough film to connect to take-up spool. close film door. advance film to counter # 1. look through finder and set meter ( push shutter button to turn on meter ) focus subject and fire shutter repeat to end of film. push rewind button ( bottom of camera ) rewind film.
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WHERE IS THE REWIND BUTTON TO LOAD THE FILM.


OK, U will see the hole that have arrow. Pull up and then open the inside film. Put ur film and close. Then push down the arrow. Then u can takin picture.

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