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09-21-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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Spotmatic F Metering Issue

Hello to everyone

This weekend I found the Pentax Spotmatic F at a flee market and bought it for $40 dollars with a Zenit Lens (Zenit 44m7 i think... 58mm f2), m42 screw mount

Today I got the 625a battery and with all different speed and F positions the Photometers needle get stuck on the plus side

Is something wrong with the camera? Or maybe the Photometer? Is this lens the right one?

I read something about step down meter, but this camera never move the needle in other way that the Plus side... just move a little when I move the cam...

Any Help?


09-21-2010, 04:57 PM   #2
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I know this sounds simple, but...
The battery may just be upside down. I've done it and had similar things happen. Also, make sure that the meter is turned off when you put the battery in.
Both of these things have happened to me. Just try those two things, and see if it helps. If not, maybe someone with more experience than me can shed some light on the issue.
09-21-2010, 05:36 PM   #3
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I double check the battery position

With or without battery the needle its on the plus side...

09-22-2010, 12:27 PM   #4
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On the left side of the lens mount there is a lever with an arrow on it. Press that lever upwards and see what happens.

See page 20 here:

09-22-2010, 04:18 PM   #5
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Mmm to be honest I never Try that option... Tomorrow I´ll Check!


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