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The Pentax K1000 has a meter that is always on. The manual says the only way to keep the meter from draining the battery when not in use is to put a lens cap on it.

However, the needle does not move when the camera's exposure settings would produce an underexposed image. Is it possible that if I set the ISO to 8, the shutter to 1/1000, and the aperture to ƒ/22, I will have effectively turned the meter off?

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