K1000 light meter

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  1. dmtinker

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    Sorry if this is in the wrong forum. I just got my first K1000. I have been using a Spotmatic but wanted something with a K mount.

    A question about the meter, if I understand it correctly, the meter is automatic depending on whether there is light coming through the lens?

    On the Spotmatic F, you could turn it on or off.
     
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    You can turn the dial to B (bulb) and that should turn off the meter.
     
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    On the K1000: capping the lens effectively turns off the meter and removing the cap turns it on.
     
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    Thanks everyone. Just so you know, I did read the manual. It was rather vague.
     

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