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Canon 518 SV - diaphragm (aperture) issue


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#1 Stephen Perera

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:21 AM

My Canon 518 SV has an auto and manual aperture function but the diaphragm does not move beyond being wide open even though I can adjust the needle on the viewfinder from f1.8 to f32......for me on any camera it means the aperture blades are stuck....is this so on tis camera? or is this some super8mm kind of way of doing things where the camera needs to have film in it for everything to work haha


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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:14 AM

Having a film in shouldn't matter.

Are you saying that you can see the aperture blades failing to move in manual? They're usually very difficult to see. If so you may have a goner.


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#3 Gareth Blackstock

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 08:02 PM

Gday,
Perhaps have a look at www.nakanocam.com using google translate, he has rectified a similar prob with an 814. Chances are it is similar layout.

Cheers, gareth
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#4 Stephen Perera

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 01:13 AM

Thanks for the help eveyone
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#5 Chris Burke

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 06:28 AM

Most likely they are stuck. I would get another camera.
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#6 Stephen Perera

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 07:25 AM

yes ai agree only cost me like 35 euros so nice decorative piece at home.....so....anyone recommend where to get another one and which model....I want manual aperture; 18 and 24fps plus a good lens...don't need in camera metre etc


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