I have a Vivitar V4000 which i bought a whie ago and i just entered photography class... I haven't actually really used it and now that i know how to work a SLR camera i think the lighting is off. Well i was trying to take a few B&W shots today while i was in the car while stopped. I was looking out through the windshield and my meter was off i think. It has a +, circle in the middle, and - at the bottom and it only showed the minus until i had the camera at 3.5 on the shutter and a extremely low 4 on my shutter speed. This camera is supposed to shoot at least 250 outside and 60 indoors. It isn't that dark outside even though it is winter but i think this is extremely weird and i need this to work because i have some upcoming assignments that i havve to develop my own film and i dont want to mess it up my first time.