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05-24-2011, 03:09 AM   #1
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Spotmatic F: Meter operation

I got one SP F and this cam is well known for that the meter operates when the lens cap is off. I saw in here that one guy said the meter can be turned off by turning the shutter dial to "B". Is that true? I followed this way but found the battery will be over so easily...

And I can't find in the manual about this way of turning off the meter...


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05-24-2011, 04:57 AM   #2
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Hi,

Page 11 of the manual on my site here: Pentax Manuals

When you select the "B" setting, it is the same as pressing a battery test swith on other cameras. So the guy is partially right in that the meter does not work in that position but it does not "Switch it off" and the battery will stil drain.

Kim

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I got one SP F and this cam is well known for that the meter operates when the lens cap is off. I saw in here that one guy said the meter can be turned off by turning the shutter dial to "B". Is that true? I followed this way but found the battery will be over so easily...

And I can't find in the manual about this way of turning off the meter...
05-24-2011, 08:29 AM   #3
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Thanks very much! This is why my battery dies so quickly!
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