Olympus 35 DC broken light meter?
Hiya, I'm a long time lurker, first time poster. Greetings to the forum!
I recently acquired a 35 DC from Japan via the auction site and swiftly received a refund from the lovely seller because I discovered the light meter is dodgy.
The meter needle will only go down to 1/60 + f4. Even if you put the ASA to 25 and cover the meter in a dark room. Still only 160 + f4. If I jab the back light compensation button it jerks down to 1/30 f2.8 but it struggles.
I can't imagine it's a problem with the trap needle or the aperture blades because sans batteries the needle drops right down to f1.7 and the blades open right up.
I've tried fresh SR44s and LR44s with no difference.
So does anyone know what the problem might be? I assume it must be the meter itself that's knackered. I'm not afraid to dig around inside it if needed.