Andy H Posted November 28, 2016 Share Posted November 28, 2016 I recently bought an X-T10 with 2 kit lenses - the 16-50 and the 50-230. I have read and re-read the manual and it appears there are certain shooting modes I can access, but others I cannot, as follows: Full Auto - I can get this by turning the little lever adjacent to the speed dial to AUTO. No problem here. Programme AE(P) - this is what I really want, because whilst being automatic, it still allows the user flexibility (i.e. I far prefer a central spot for auto focus rather than the multi spots that Full Auto gives). Anyway, I cannot get it at all and I think the reason is that the kit lenses do NOT have a slider switch on the lens barrel (Aperture Mode Switch) as shown in the manual, therefore I cannot select anything. Shutter Priority - looks like I can't get it because the manual implies I need to move the "Aperture Mode Switch" on the lens barrel . . . and there isn't one! Aperture Priority - it selects this when I select A on the speed dial and move the lever away from AUTO. No problem here. Manual - looks like I can get this, but I am unlikely to use it much. Conclusion: If I am correct, by buying 2 kit lenses that do not have an "Aperture Mode Switch" on the lens barrel, it looks like I have bought a camera that will not let me select Programme AE or Shutter Priority. This must be a bit like buying a car but the option I selected will not let me use reverse or let me use the headlights, thereby dramatically reducing the use of said car. Please help! Any (sensible) advice hugely appreciated. At the moment, I feel like I have spent a lot of money on something that does not work as I would expect. Quote Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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