Peter and Gerald. Thanks for the information. I will try the batteries one more time. The M lights up but nothing else seems to function. I am past frame 1; noted that the mirror locks up sometimes and at others seems to function in mechanical shutter speed. I bought this camera for the compact size and I am presently looking for the inexpensive E 85 and 100mm lenses. Maybe even a 135mm. Will keep you posted. In the meantime I am finishing the first roll in the FG w/Agfa 125 and Nikkor f/18 50mm that I got on sale at National Camera Exchange. Luke