Quote Originally Posted by al5256 View Post
Hi, If the needle doesn’t move in AUTO but the camera shutter speed changes wrt to light then there is something wrong with the needle assembly and you may still use your camera especially outdoors when shutter speeds high enough not to worry about shaking. Have you ever changed your focusing screen? The meter needle can be damaged if you hit around it when the focusing screen is removed. I have 3 FEs, one I bought nearly junk and repaired it but the needle was OK.
If the needle--there's only one--doesn't move, then how does it register shutter speed? The green marker for shutter speed is locked on "A" in Auto mode. Not sure I follow on the focus screen thing either, unless it was wildly misaligned when the frame was dropped then jammed back--something that would probably just bust the drop-down screen frame for keeps.