Jump to content

Unable to get front command dial to change aperture


Recommended Posts

I wonder whether anyone else has had this problem (I know someone else has - from a post on the X-T3 FB group.

I just cannot persuade the front command dial to adjust the aperture! Tried using the 18-55 and the 80mm.

And yes: it's set to Aperture Priority (lens not set to A; shutter knob set to A; ISO set to...well, any setting other than A). EVF confirms I'm in Aperture Priority. And if I set EC to C and press in the front command, the dial does adjust EC.

So it seems it's just the aperture adjustment I can't get to work.


And yes: in Menu, I went to wrench/spanner, selected Button/Dial Setting/Command Dial Setting, and set "1" (F) to Aperture.

Any suggestions? Of course I can change aperture on the lens, but the front command dial SHOULD work (shouldn't it?), and it would be handy if it did...

Thanks for any comments!


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Greybeard. I hadn't realised that the front command dial managed the aperture setting with lens setting set to A, and I hadn't realised that it was necessary to set TWO different settings in the Button/Dial menu (Command Dial Setting AND Aperture Ring Setting).

Got it now. Thanks for your help.

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

FYI: The front command dial has a "button" function in which PRESSING DOWN on the front command dial changes it's function from one "option" to the other (as selected from the menu)...it has caused me confusion in the past, so I'm sure as well for others. :rolleyes:

I use the front command dial for exposure compensation only (top dial set to C).

My front dial does "exposure compensation" ONLY (via auto ISO), and nothing else, and where "pressing in on the dial" either turns on the function (Exp Comp) or nothing at all (prevents accidental changes).


Edited by pete1959
resolved issue content no oonger relevant
Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...

Hi everyone! I have the same problem as Heather with my xe3 but Unfortunately I have no setting named  “aperture ring setting” in the menu but just “aperture setting” 😔 I don’t know why, can you help me please?

Edited by Pappo
Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 8 months later...
  • 3 months later...
4 hours ago, groovy dude said:

Yes, BRILLIANT design. Set the lens to "A" to be able to adjust the aperture MANUALLY. Sigh.


The "A" stands for auto -- as in the camera body controls the aperture setting. Some lenses have a switch with the "A" and another small symbol that stands for manual control using the aperture ring. Other lenses just have the "A" and then the f-stops on the ring but the "A" still stands for auto.

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 1 year later...

I had the same problem with the 18-55 Fujifilm lense and got around it by assigning the aperature to the rear command dial (4) and the shutter speed to the front command dial (1) in Wrench/Button.Dial Setting/Command Dial setting. (As well as setting all the physical dials to A and setting the Aperature Ring Setting to COMMAND. )

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Similar Content

  • Posts

    • Take the Fuji and save some budget. But keep in mind the Fuji has an APC-C sensor, so the effective focal length you get is about 42mm.
    • How do I lock X-E1 exposure in video mode? It's stuck on auto, and the only thing it can be adjusting is ISO, as the shutter is locked at 24fps, and I'm using a vintage Nikon lens - so manual f-stop. I know its not designed to shoot video, but I find it hard to believe a camera of this quality that offers video at full HD 24fps, would not allow an exposure lock function. Without exposure control, the video mode is useless. 
    • I want to share some thoughts with you in order to help me choose the right camera.  I sold almost my photographic equipment and I kept only 2 cameras.  Ricoh GRII and Fujifilm XT5 and some lenses ( 10-24/4 & 35/2 & 56/1,2 & 16-80/4)  My project for the next years is to visit cities and countries around the world and taking street photography and some landscape photography and publish some books with these photos.  Street photography is 80% of my photos now. The rest is landscape photography. Here some key points I want to take only one camera and one lens. No big cameras, no lenses, no bags anymore. I like to be more minimalist in my philosophy to take photos and in my life generally.  I shot 95% Jpeg not RAW. I know the benefits of RAW in editing, dynamic range etc but all cameras has anymore very good jpeg. And it’s ok for me. If a camera has RAW and JPEG I choose this option and keep RAW for the future when I print the books. Then I will edit my final photos for the printing. I I like 28mm not 35mm I sold my Canon and Fujis and I have 8.000$ in stock. For my new camera and for my first trips.  I read many reviews and I decided to buy one of these 2 cameras for my basic camera.  Leica Q3  Or  Fuji X100 VI with 28mm lens  Would you like please to send me your opinion about this dilemma? Which you would prefer Leica Q3 or Fuji X100VI and why?  Thank you  Greg Plat. 
    • I currently have my GFX100s camera in to the Fuji repair shop in Canada but I hear they redirect everything to a central North American one in the US.  (Which might explain part of why there is a delay in getting a diagnostic.). The answer so far is that they want to charge me $400 to do a "more advanced" pixel mapping than is available on the firmware mapping.  If that doesn't work then they recommend a sensor replacement but have not quoted that price yet. I have liked everything about the GFX100s (almost everything) until this started getting worse.  I usually only see it in portrait work when I'm working in more moody, low key setting - which unfortunately is a style I like to work on.  I can see the problem going back to six months after I bought the camera but it was not as strong and I treated it as typical bad pixel mapping.  Except that was only a temporary fix. I'm also reluctant to replace the sensor since the last one barely made it a year.
    • Hello. After years of Nikon, I started shooting vintage Leica's. Last year, just for fun I bought a Fujifilm X-T1 and an X-E1, because they were so cheap. I still regret not having done so 10 years ago. Wow. Fuji is perfect. So 3 weeks ago I bought a brand new X-T5. But something was wrong with my experience, with the T5 because I still use the other cameras. Today I noticed that the focus peaking highlights, which I use in red, do not switch off when halfpressing the shutter. I was happy to have found the mistake and started looking in the menus to configure the camera. You may guess that I did not find "the box to tick or untick". At work we checked a friends X-T4. Everything was right. After work I started searching in the PDF manual. Nothing. So I started googling and after some minutes I knew that I just had experienced my first bad Fuji experience. Reading here that people have been complaining 6 months ago, I now know that Fuji doesn't care. I fear that it was a mistake to buy the X-T5. I should have bought a used T3 or T4. I will also kindly contact Fuji. But if this will not be addressed within the next months, I will dump the T5. I also was thinking about starting a GFX adventure, but unfortunately that will be postponed.
  • Create New...