I've recently purchased a Canon AE-1 Program and a FD 50mm f1.8, as a entry way into the world of photography. As soon as i got the lenses, i got excited to check it out. I noticed something weird though, as things would be as much out of focus in 1.8 as they would be in f22. So, curious, i decided to put the camera in bulb mode, put the aperture to 1.8, open the film cover and shoot.
This is the result:
This looks normal, but when i tried the same with the aperture set at f22, i got this result:
This is not normal. I googled the problem but came across a lot of confusion. Some, with the same problem, said the problem is indeed a stuck diaphragm and that this is quite a well known problem for the FD series. Other instead said that this is a result of not inserting the lens properly.
Is there a magic trick to inserting the lens, or are their diaphragm just stuck?
Thank you very much!