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Ben Calwell
24-Jun-2006, 06:06
I'm having a problem with my Pentax analog spot meter that I purchased new a little more than 20 years ago.
The needle is starting to jump around wildly sometimes when pointed at a smooth, evenly lit object. It doesn't do it constantly, though.
It could be the batteries, but they're not that old.
My question is, do these analog meters simply give up the ghost after so many years, or can they be repaired?
Thanks in advance for replies.

j. kelly adams
24-Jun-2006, 06:28
a couple of places:
Richard Ritter at: www.lg4mat.net

Quality Light Metric in Los Angeles. Address is 7060
Hollywood Blvd., Suite 415, Los Angeles, CA, 90028, (323) 467-2265
(call first)

good luck

Bob Gentile
24-Jun-2006, 08:03
If it's jumping between an "expected reading" and "no reading" (ie., on and off), it could be something as simple as a loose wire. Certainly worth having someone take a look at it.

Joseph O'Neil
24-Jun-2006, 08:07
Try new battries first - there's sometimes a real failure with some of the newere batteries anymore.


Ted Harris
24-Jun-2006, 20:25
Sounds like a similar problem I had with my Pentax Digital Spot. Rchard Ritter fixed it overnight duringone of our Fine Focus Workshops. It was some soldering that had come off of a circuit board.