X30 "S" mode question

Discussion in 'Fuji X10, X20, X30, XF1, and X-S1' started by Westender, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. Westender

    Westender FujiXspot Regular

    Using S mode at 100 ISO . . when dialing shutter speed down . . the coresponding aperature continues to move as high as f9 but won't go any higher and turns red at that point . . and images taken at shutter speeds lower than that are of course overexposed due to an aperature that has remained at f9 which is too open when combined with the slower shutter speed.

    Question: are there any other X30 users experiencing this same thing?
    Can someone explain if this is a 1) limitation of the camera, 2) a setting that can be changed, 3) a malfunction of some kind, 4) something else?
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2017
  2. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley FujiXspot All-Pro

    May 2, 2016
  3. Westender

    Westender FujiXspot Regular

    SOLVED! I think.

    I assumed (never a good idea) that the X30 lens would have a range of f2 - f22ish. Wrong, Fuji specs says it only goes down to F11 . . so dropping the shutter speed beyond the point of requiring f9 probably requires something more than even f11 and therefore is a no-go for the X30 and it signals that in the red f9.
  4. merlin

    merlin FujiXspot Top Veteran

    May 25, 2017
    Northern New Mexico
    Merlin Emrys
    Also, diffraction kicks in at around f10, and definitely at f11.