Just started learning photography and ordered a 35mm f1.8G ED Nikon lens. I understand it is a prime lens, and doesn't zoom in or out, but the
f number there doesn't show any change from
1.8 when I look through the viewfinder and read the metrics. I start turning the thingy on the lens and it changes the focus, but still I don't see that number getting changed from 1.8 on the viewfinder metrics.
I was under impression that it should change and if I take out the lens from camera and again turn that thingy on the lens I don't see the hole getting bigger or smaller. I thought that is called "aperture" but it doesn't change. So is it a broken lens and should return it?
I was under "Aperture priority mode" of the camera for numbers above, now I switched to "Automatic mode" and the number shows as
4 now. But still when I go to "Aperture priority" mode, it is stuck on 1.8. So does it mean the lens is damaged?