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    Battery.. I checked battery compartment, she took it out. It looks clean. Question.. Does the battery need to be in there for the shutter release button to work? I cocked it and pressed the button, It didn't trip shutter. Do I have a problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddB View Post
    Battery.. I checked battery compartment, she took it out. It looks clean. Question.. Does the battery need to be in there for the shutter release button to work? I cocked it and pressed the button, It didn't trip shutter. Do I have a problem?
    No, there is a trick when no battery (but I don't recall what it is). I'm sure someone will reply shortly but I wanted to ease your angst.

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    I'm thinking that I have to load film into chamber to have the camera recognize it and then the shutter release button will activate. I hoping that's what's going on. I don't want load film, because the foam is completely gone.

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    so if you manually set it to 1/100 f16, cock the shutter and then release, nothing happens?

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    Don't worry you need to move the aperture off the little red 'A' to '1.7'.

    The problem is the camera won't shoot unless the light is good and with no battery it says pitch dark shant !

    Normally you need to select a shutter speed to leave the meter needle mid scale.

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    also I think you have to have the film counter at least at "1".

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    The early automatics were really primitive and all mechanical. No electronics to fail save variable resistors and switches.

    So the meter is off in manual but fussy in auto. And I do mean off.

    Only a few of the mechanical automatics don't have quirks...

    I do use mine but in manual with a separate meter. The little lens hold up well against Canon's pro LTM system lenses and is semi wide at 40mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatchetman View Post
    also I think you have to have the film counter at least at "1".
    Well mine fires on loading each blank frame to 1, ... and on, it is very quiet.

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    Mine fires at all speeds, no battery, no film. I hate to say this...but I believe your shutter blades may be stuck.

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