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Old October 28th, 2004, 07:54 AM   #1
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PD170 Iris/f-stop increment Question

Does anybody else notice on their PD170 that when you move the iris/f-stop wheel the f-stop changes every two clicks of the wheel instead of every one click?
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Old October 28th, 2004, 08:47 AM   #2
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Hugh, that is an improvement over the earlier models. They doubled the number of iris clicks so that changes are less noticeable in manual mode. For more info see the following:

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http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...threadid=31245
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Old October 28th, 2004, 09:53 AM   #3
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Thanks a mil for your prompt reply!
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Old October 30th, 2004, 12:30 PM   #4
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Note that what seems to happen is that only the display changes every two clicks Hugh, whereas in reality each and every click-stop opens or closes the aperture by one quarter stop. As Boyd says, this has been done to minimise the intrusive nature on your footage of the half-stop clicks on the PD150.

Note that the VX2100 continues on with the old half-stop changes - which is why I can no longer continue to reccommend this model.

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