Hi Friends,

Yesterday I purchased a super-cool Minolta AL-F with lens cap and leather case for $10. I figure that I could just sell the lens-cap on a large auction site to get my money back, but if I could get this to work, I'd be the envy of all the hipsters in my village.

Problem is, the aperture blades seem to be set on something not wide-open, and not completely shut. I'd say it's something like 5.6 or 8, based on the size of the opening, but that's just a guess.

The meter does work, but doesn't seem to be controlling the aperture automatically as normal. So, I know it's not really worth a pro fix, but on the other hand, I'm considering it.

Is there a solution I could rig at home (other than using a 16lb hammer?)


- rwreich