GX1 aperture control

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by phil_gx1, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. phil_gx1

    phil_gx1 Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 19, 2012
    So, I recently purchased a GX1 (with the 14-42mm kit lens) and now I'm ready to explore the capabilities of the camera. Decided to turn off IA and start with Aperture Priority. When I looked for the f-stops on the lens barrel, of course, I didn't see any. Referred to the manual to discover that I would need to use the wheel to change f-stops. I'm a bit confused, however. since as i turn the wheel I see a number line with positive and negative settings before I see the f-stops begin to change.
    The manual doesn't seem to offer much help. Can anyone describe what's going on here?
  2. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    It sounds like you are adjusting the Exposure Compensation. Pressing the wheel until it clicks will switch it's function to aperture control. Click it again and it will go back to exp comp.
  3. slith

    slith Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 4, 2012
    Dublin, Ireland
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    That wheel is so hard to turn that it is relatively easy to press it while trying to turn it. When in aperture mode, when you press it you alternate between controlling exposure compensation and aperture control.
  4. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 9, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur
    press the wheel to switch between aperture and exposure comp.
  5. phil_gx1

    phil_gx1 Mu-43 Rookie

    Apr 19, 2012

    Thanks to all who responded. Now I know how to change f-stops!
    The animation showing the wheel being depressed was what threw me off.