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03-05-2011, 05:46 PM   #1
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Issue with my Pentax Analog Spot Meter V

I just acquired a Pentax Spot Meter V and I think I have a problem. I inserted the batteries and the meter reads the proper range indicating the batteries are good. When I try to take a meter reading, the needle range is between 17 and 19 for everything I check (from a dark corner to a bright light bulb). Do I need to send my meter in for service, or am I doing something wrong? If it needs servicing, any recommendations on who to send it to would be very helpful...

03-07-2011, 10:59 AM   #2
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There's only 3 buttons. The only way you could be using it wrong is to press the B button instead of the metering button. I originally thought mine had a broken scale illumination light, but it turns out the light is pretty dim. I could not figure out how to get mine apart.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bogie Quote
If it needs servicing, any recommendations on who to send it to would be very helpful...
You can try contacting Eric at Home (Pentax Camera Service)
He is the only service I know that specializes in the older Pentax equipment. His reputation is stellar based on every comment I've read on this list (no personal experience yet). It's certainly worth an email or a phone call.

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