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Z1 in ntsc 601 mode the iris shutter speed and gain have little or no effect until you go to the bottom settings 4 or 8 shutter gain high iris 1.8

Sony Z1 problem in NTSC mode In the Pal setting 501 the camera works fine shutter speed gain and iris all work fine and i get nice pictures, switch to 601 ntsc and the lcd is black unless you put iris to 1.8 shutter to 4 or 8 and gain on high then you get a dark picture on screen... i have done a reset by pressing the little button top left hand corner where screen flips out. any help would be appreciated best regards Mark J

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What shutter speed(s) are you using? What happens when you use a faster shutter speed? In the S and M modes you are responsible for setting the shutter speed, and you can set it to anything within the camera's range.

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I have a nikon fm10..when changed my lens to 50mm f1:1.8D, i would press the shutter release button, then the shutter will close,just close! i know it suppose to close and open rapidly, (my shutter speed...


Does this fault happen only with that lens? Also, you're wrong about the shutter: it appears you're mistaking the shutter assembly for the lens diaphragm (also known as the "iris").

Older lenses often have sticky diaphragms, usually due to oil migrating onto the individual blades and sticking them together. A sticking diaphragm can interfere with the shutter operation on some SLR's.

Fixing a sticky iris is usually a professional job, but if you're careful then with a simple non-autofocus lens like yours it's often possible to do on a DIY basis but will be very fiddly. The object is to get to the iris blades and to then thoroughly clean them. They're Teflon coated so should slide over each other without lubrication, but their pivots normally need the tiniest bit of lubrication. If you try and fail then you've lost nothing as the lens was effectively scrap anyway and there are plenty of cheap/free replacements around.

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It sounds like overexposure. If you are in Auto mode, you should have your settings automatically so you shouldn't get overexposure and if you are, you may need to have your camera serviced.

Make sure your ISO is not high, make sure your shutter speed is not long and make sure your flash output is not high.

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To keep the video and images, transferr images to the computer:
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Another method is connecting your camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable:
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  • P - Program mode, ISO and shutter speed will be selected, all other settings you can override if you wish to set them.
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  • Av - Apperature priority, requires you to indicate the size of the lens iris. The Apperature (size of the iris) will be decided by the camera. all other settings you can override if you wish to set them.
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