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Light meter on my vivitar v335 ( film) doesnt show up

I just got a vivitar v335 from my friend, and when i look through the viewer there doesnt seem to be a light meter.

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  • leeann_dimoc May 29, 2009

    Im not really sure if its suppose to have one or not i have only use to working with two other 35 mm cameras and the both had them so i just assumed ( plus it doesnt say automatic any where and it has apature) and i did just chage the batteries and nothing changed

  • leeann_dimoc May 29, 2009

    Thanks =)

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If there is supposed to be one in the camera, you may need to install/replace a battery.

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  • John Moore May 29, 2009

    It may do the exposure automatically so it doesn't need a light meter. Shoot a roll of film through it to check for results. Best of luck.

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Product description Product Information The Vivitar XM1K is an APS point and shoot film camera, designed to capture photographs with dazzling colors and record the memorable moments of your life. You can click brilliant outdoor photos even in low-light condition aided by the f/4.5 aperture of this Vivitar film camera. Moreover, the Vivitar XM1K point and shoot film camera effectively removes the red pupils from the subject's eyes caused while using the flash, thanks to the red-eye reduction feature. Further more, this Vivitar film camera, supporting autofocus, lets you focus erratically moving objects with precision. What's more, with a four-mode electronic flash, this Vivitar camera lets you choose the flash mode to suit your requirement.

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When you put the film in the meter thats shows you how many exposures you have left stays on the s instead of going to one. The film is being pulled properly and is acting normal but even the sound doesnt...


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I would definitely be concerned that the film is not advancing. I have a Minolta that has the same problem. I missed many a picture because I didn't pay attention to the meter showing the film advancing. I would just make sure the film is advancing by taking a couple shots with the back open before closing it.

If you are positive the film is advancing, it really doesn't matter what the meter says as long as the film is stopping after each exposure.

Finally, if the film is advancing , but the meter is not, and you want it to, you will need to see an experienced repairman to correct it.

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