The final check metering works in all modes (except M, of
My guess is that the automatic operation of the diaphragm
in P-mode causes the problem to appear. I don't know the exact workflow in the
X700, but I can see how the workflow would be different in A-mode - in A-mode,
the diaphragm is operated by closing it down from full open, whereas in P-mode,
it may be that the diaphragm is first closed entirely, and then opened
back up to the computed value.
Any ideas from the more informed
--- In ManualMinoltaFree@yahoogroups.com,
> There is nothing wrong with your trusty X-700. I will
lay money on
> the Cosina lens simply having a sticky aperture.
Antony, you and Peter nailed the problem! The lens does indeed have
sticky aperture. From the front the aperture blades look
clean, but from the rear there looks to be a tiny amount of
present--I guess that's all it takes. Operating the aperture by
it seems the blades are more sluggish in the 50-85mm range.
28-35mm the aperture seems fine, but I wouldn't trust it.
didn't see this problem when using A mode, only in P mode. However I
the lens set at f/8 when using A--I should have tested using f/22.
know if the "final check" system works in both A and P modes?
to Antony and Peter!