Hello, I am hoping to get some feedback on my AV-1 problem. The light meter jumps to the top of the scale when it is pressed half way. I have switched the batteries out, and as I write this I am wondering if the other battery was in good shape....... anyways when you first pick up the camera the light meter seems to function, but the longer you hold the shutter release half way the higher it climbs. From then on it just jumps to the top of the scale. Until the camera sits a bit (the battery gets back a surface charge?) Then it meters ok until I you hold the shutter down again. I am going to check the battery again, but if anyone else has an idea that would be great.... tom I just checked the battery it is at 6.62 volts and I changed it with another that was the same voltage and the needle still pegs out at the top.