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03-16-2011, 08:07 AM   #1
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Spotmatic meter question

Hey everyone,

Just a quick question about the Spotmatic's meter. After the meter has been turned on, is it damaging to the camera or meter mechanism/stop-down linkage if you turn it off again by pushing down on the switch? I've done it a few times and the camera doesn't seem to like it too much... figured I'd ask those in the know before I broke something.


03-16-2011, 08:33 AM   #2
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That should be OK - what you are experiencing is probably a dirty contact

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