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My daughter is having trouble with using my old AE-1. She is trying to set the apperture manually but sees no change inside the lense. Can you tell me if there is something that she is not doing correctly or is it the lense.

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The apeture is toward the back part of the lens. Shine a light down into the front of the lens and turn the apeture ring, you should see it change size.

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