My new X-T1 and XF18-55 kit lens arrived this afternoon. Beautiful equipment! I played and played with it until I ran into what seemed like an issue: the aperture could not be changed with the rear command dial in either A mode or M mode.
What I did:
- "M" mode: switch on lens taken off the "A" position, shutter dial set at a position other than "A". Tried turning the rear command dial. No change. Aperture showed F2.8 when lens was set at 18mm zoom position, and F4.0 when lens was set at 55mm zoom level. In other words, max aperture at given zoom setting.
- "A" mode: switch on lens taken off the "A" position, shutter dial set at "A". Tried turning the rear command dial. Same incorrect behavior as above.
In Menus - Shooting Mode, "Aperture Setting" was set at "A+Manual" and the selection is greyed out so I could not try any other choices.
The manual (page 82) said "Aperture can not be adjusted while the view through the camera lens is zoomed in". I made sure this was not the case.
I have also tried cleaning the contact points on the lens and the camera body.
What did I miss? How do I adjust the aperture in A and M modes? Did I have a defective lens/body?
Thanks for any help you can provide.