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Old August 24th, 2004, 09:02 AM   #1
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Iris not opening or closing??? Confused

Yesterday I could not get the Iris open or close, no matter what shooting mode I selected, the exposure lock wasn't on either, am I forgetting something???
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Old August 24th, 2004, 11:45 AM   #2
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Which lens? Have you tried cleaning the contacts on the lens and XL1 body?
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Old August 24th, 2004, 12:10 PM   #3
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You mean with a lens cleaner, if so yes... When I turn the Iris wheel I can see the numbers move from Close to F 1.6, but I see no change from dark to brite... if that makes any sence.
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Old August 24th, 2004, 12:30 PM   #4
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You can gently use a pencil eraser to clean the metal contacts. some folks recommend using contact cleaner applied to a Q-Tip. Have you looked to see if the aperture is actually opening and closing? It could be a VF issue.
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Old August 24th, 2004, 12:53 PM   #5
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Thanks for the reply, I'm not to familiar with metal contacts, what exactly are they/ Look like.
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Old August 24th, 2004, 12:56 PM   #6
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Ahh... I think I know what your talking about, On the oppsite end of the lens after taking it off, the little metal squares "Contacts"???
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Old August 24th, 2004, 02:07 PM   #7
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Yes, that's correct. Clean the little metal squares gently.
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Old August 25th, 2004, 03:04 AM   #8
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And you took of the lens-cap, right? (just to be sure)
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