Olympus e500 aperture

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by hwjgage, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. hwjgage

    hwjgage Guest

    Has anybody had problem with the aperture on their e500? Mine is 3
    months old and I'm on the second body. Both seem to have developed an
    intermittent fault which prevents me from manually adjusting the
    aperture, not sure if it affects in fully auto or A mode. The back
    screen and viewfinder display simply show -.- where the aperture should
    be. Also, - in playback mode there is no F number shown on the image

    Any insight gratefully received.

    Thanks Hugh
    hwjgage, Sep 11, 2006
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  2. Hi,

    I've had this problem once only - in this case, the problem was dust or
    dirt on the electronic contacts either on the bajonett or on the lens
    mount. I don't know it exactly, because in my case the failure was gone
    after removing and remounting the lens.
    Take a cotton swab e.g., soaked with isopropyl alcohol, and clean the
    contact pins at the bajonett as well as at the lens mount.
    Maybe that helps.

    Clemens Dorda, Sep 11, 2006
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