From: Bristol. United Kingdom
Registered: Oct 2007
posted September 20, 2008 12:14 PM
It happens so often. Owners always forget to remove batteries. It's not just the corroded contacts, sometimes the battery acid gets inside the works and completely ruins everything.
Stick with an old wind-up Standard 8. Some of the later cameras used a selenium cell for the meter which was powered by light alone, and, it didn't need batteries.