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06-02-2013, 09:55 AM   #1

Pentax ZX-M

I purchased a Pentax ZX-M used from Amazon, I am taking a beginning course in Photography and trying to use this camera in complete manual mode. when I look through the viewfinder, the bots to the left of the graph bar go from the middle all the way down and the "-" is blinking, this is the only read out I get no matter what I change the aperture or shutter speed to and continues to display this unless in automatic mode. I am wondering if this function is broken...or if there is some explaination for why this is the only read out I am getting...?????? Help Please!!!

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Hard to say, though that indication means that the camera thinks you'll underexpose. Go outdoors during the day and see if you can get the meter to center, I'd recommend starting around 1/250s F8 and adjusting as needed.

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