I got a Canon AE-1 for christmas from Jessops (biggest UK camera shops for anyone who doesn't know) and am having some problems with it. I'm not sure if these are due to my own ineptitude or if there is actually somethnig wrong. When looking through the view finder and semi-holding the shutter release button the meter kicks in with a little red light and the little bar points to the Aperture it should be set to. This doesn't happen. However I don't tihnk it's the meter as the shutter isn't firing either. The battery is pretty much brand new I've shot ten exposures ever on the camera and it seems in good condition. Has anyone experienced anything like this. I looked at the manual online and it didn't really help.