Received an apparently great shape 35RC from ebay seller. In manual mode, everything seemed to be operating properly.
BUT when I put battery in, and put camera in "A" mode, as I depressed the shutter, the aperture needle always went into the RED zone, preventing picture taking. This happened regardless of shutter speed (whose needle indicated the correct speed) or ASA setting.
I did all this without film in the camera. Do I have to have film for the meter to work?
Seller is willing to refund, but I would like to keep if I can get it to work.