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    No, no. I'm using the dslr as a light meter for my last remaining camera, a fully manual leica rf.
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    You won't know if your XA is dead for sure until a qualified tech can handle it. I can't think of any other user-end things to try that you haven't already.

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    He won't but his eyes are more accurate anyway.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elekm View Post
    The XA is fully automatic, so how will you know if the exposure is accurate when trying to use a DSLR as a light meter?
    The xa is an aperture priority camera where you select the aperture and the shutter speed shows in the viewfinder. You can also change the film speed setting to alter exposure and there is a backlight compensation setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Shiu View Post
    The xa is an aperture priority camera where you select the aperture and the shutter speed shows in the viewfinder. You can also change the film speed setting to alter exposure and there is a backlight compensation setting.
    But none of that will work when none of that works...

    So even when you are using a separate meter, there is no way to set the XA to expose correctly.

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    marko

    is it the whole camera that is dead ? or just the meter?
    if the meter is dead you can easily do a reading like you do for your rf
    but if the shutter isn't working, from what i understand it is run by a magnet/s,
    and once they go you are outta luck. maybe you can bring/send your camera
    to a repair person who can tell you exactly what might be wrong. estimates
    are sometimes free ...
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    there is always the old fashion method "sunny 16 "
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    Nothings working at all, no signs of 'life'

    Q.G., I was using the XA as a lightmeter for my RF
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    First establish that batteries are good. If you get a tone and LED on battery check, that's a good place to start. Will it fire when the back is open (loading mode)? When you fire it in self timer, do you hear a VERY faint click at the end when the shutter should fire? If so, camera has oily magnet. When an XA or XA2 break, they're not "gone for good". John, www.zuiko.com

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    Silly question, but someone has to ask it - have you put the replacement batteries in the the right way around?

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