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Pentax ist DS aperture setting problems

I just encountered a weired problem on my ist DS. When I use semi auto or fully manual mode, my aperture sticks to the widest aperture ie. I can set the camera to any aperture, but when I press the shutter, the shot is taken with the widest aperture of the lens. On the very rare occassion, I managed to get smaller aperture settings. PLEASE HELP if anyone has had similar problems........This seems to have appeared after I downloaded the version 2.02 software.

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  • jamknight Jan 26, 2009

    In both Av and Tv mode I am not able to change the setting. I turn the jog dial one way and yet the numbers will jump up and then back down. I believe the problem happened slowly. At first it would fix itself eventually if I kept moving the dial, but now it won't budge at all. I updated to firmware version 2.0 several months ago.

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If you want to use the aperture ring on the lens you must enable this in the Custom settings menu. jamknight, sounds like your camera may need a professional cleaning.

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