Photography Lens Aperture problem. Please help.?

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Just got my first film camera (original 1960’s canon canonet), but im having issues with setting the lens aperture ring to AUTO. The camera just wont let me take a photo. Any other aperture works fine. Is there a problem with the camera, or am i just forgetting to do something? Thanks for your help

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Answer by just another idiot
The auto aperture setting puts the camera into shutter priority mode.

The canonet will only let you take a picture in shutter priority if it thinks that the exposure will be OK.

Looking through the viewfinder you should be able to see the aperture scale with a red indicator. you need to adjust the shutter speed so that the needle is in the central black area.

Is the selenium cell for the built in exposure meter OK?

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