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SLR light meter

I believe my cemera's light meter is broken. When you push halfway on the shutter release, one of three symbols should light up in the view finder... red plus sign, green circle, and red minus sign according to light. No matter how I adjust the brightness, the red minus sign lights up. I've tried a new battery, and still no change. I've gone to photo shops who have reffered me to send my camera off to some place that MIGHT be able to fix it, and others that have very little experience with non-digital cameras. I am no expert by far, I would just like to know if the problem is able to be fixed.

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Hmmm well its getting power.... surely the lens is on correctly. Since the camera seems to be working, one option is to get a hand-held light meter.

Posted on May 24, 2007

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