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I can't see the meter in the view finder? Is

I can't see the meter in the view finder? Is there a meter in V3800N.

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  • kakima May 11, 2010

    Yes, the camera has a meter. Do you see a green dot or a red plus or minus sign? If you don't, try a fresh set of batteries.

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So if i have the "-" green and red "+" on at the same time my photo is okay?

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Yes, the V3800N has an exposure meter.

If the red - lights up, you're underexposed. If the red + lights up, you're overexposed. If the green circle lights up, you're right on. If both the red and green light up, you're within one-third stop of the right exposure.

If you don't see either the green or red lights, then you need batteries. The camera uses two LR44 alkalines or two SR44 silver-oxides. But the only thing that uses the batteries is the exposure meter: everything else on the camera is stil fully functional.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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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.
remove lens by pushing button and turn lens left to remove.

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Internal LED inside camera.


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