Yes normal & very annoying.
Originally Posted by zanxion72
Most of the simple autos have no mechanical or electrical bits, you pay by accepting limits.
The meter does not work in manual either
The RC is easier to use.
Or I use a MINOLTA 7S which is big but has programme and meter in manual but only EV readout.
I normally remove the battery.
For those that want case or half case the small /2.8 canonet case also fits ok, drill out rivit for half case.
You need to use an air cell or silver cell with diode for linear readings, folks that use alkaline cells have large errors at one end...