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Canon Ae-1 Too Dark?


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#1 mrsbrightside

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 02:38 AM

I just got a Canon AE-1 Program and whenever I put on the regular lens (I think it's a 52mm) it's almost too dark to see through the viewfinder. This doesn't happen with the other lens I have. Anybody know what the problem is here and how I can fix it?

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#2 sandrophoto

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 11:35 AM

could be that aperture blades are stuck in the lens. at f.22 for example viewfinder will be dark, I don't know what lens u have, but try to set low f number and see if that helps.

in digital slrs for example, in the viewfinder u always see bright scene, because it stops down to required aperture only when u click shutter - in film manual cameras u see what u get. so at higher f number viewfinder gets dark.

I cannot think of anything else that could be a problem.
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