She's dead Jim. (R3M meter no longer lights up)
I recently got my CV Bessa R3M and it's been working wonders up until this afternoon while shooting the LED readout for the light meter quit working on me. I thought "Okay, probably the batteries I'll just meter with the iphone until I can slap some fresh ones in it" and that worked all fine and dandy to finish off the day. Now that I got home with a fresh set for it I swapped out the batteries and there is still no red blinky numbers for me to see.
What may be the problem? Is it possibly something I could fix with a steady hand since it was purchased used from Leica Boutique I don't know if there is any warranty on it.
Any sort of feedback would be greatly appreciated. I love this rangefinder to death (maybe too much love killed it :P ) and I am just not so content with shooting with only my iphone to meter.
Edit Super Mega Awesome Update: Problem solved, I'm a slow individual. It helps if I put the fresh batteries in the camera... and not just the old ones over and over.
Nokton 40mm 1.4 SC
Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4 Asph.
Last edited by travis forsyth : 04-18-2011 at 19:12.
Reason: I am a tool.