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Nikon fg light meter

On my nikon fg the light meter is very dim and will not give a correct reading.  The lights stay around 60 and 125 f stop numbers no matter where the apature is set.  The shutter will go slower than 125 but will not go any faster.

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  • Anonymous Sep 16, 2008

    mine has a blinking red light on 125 and 60 as well...it doesn't change with a change in the aperture like it should. i just changed the battery too. help?

  • WmWilcox Jan 04, 2009

    Lights at 60 and 125 blink, and nothing changes it.

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    Same here. Nothing changes. It just blinks. =[

  • kristin_104
    kristin_104 Oct 16, 2012

    what does it mean to 'take a couple exposures'? :s

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Ah, I figured this out. It's not the battery, since the light isn't dimmed. I had the same problem with the light being stuck at 60/120, and it was just flashing. There's a certain mechanism in the camera that only allows the light meter to start working when the exposure count is at 1. So when you load your film, you have to take 2 or 3 exposures, and crank it, before the light meter kicks in.

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

  • mgbakke Feb 02, 2011

    Thank you for figuring this out! I had the same exact problem, and wouldn't you know it.. I took a couple of exposures until the count read 1 and the light meter works perfectly!

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Try new batteries. If that doesn't help, the body likely has an internal failure in the electronics. It will almost certainly be less expensive to replace it than to have this type of problem repaired.

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