I have been playing around with my mother's Minolta X-700 (objective: Minolta MD 50 mm f/1.7) and though I read the manual (here it is: Manual X-700), I am still unclear about one thing: When I use manual mode (M) and change the f-stop number with the aperture ring, I would expect that the suggested shutter speed in the viewfinder would change to adjust for correct exposure. However, I encounter situation like this one:
I point my camera out of the window (bright blue sky, sunny, some buildings and trees which are lit by the sun from the side). Aperture is set to f/22 in the beginning. Softly pressing the photo button the light meter scale shows me that I should use a shutter speed between 1/30 and 1/60. When moving the aperture ring to lower f-stop numbers, the suggested shutter speeds stay basically the same. Even with an f-stop number of f/1.7. However, when I use P mode (where the camera sets both shutter speed and aperture) it shows me a shutter speed of 1/250.
So, how do metering and aperture setting play together in manual mode? Have I been doing something wrong?