Ricoh GR aperture blades won't open at start up

Started Mar 2, 2016 | Discussions thread
Valentino 67
OP Valentino 67 Junior Member • Posts: 43
Re: Ricoh GR aperture blades won't open at start up

rondom wrote:

Valentino 67 wrote:

My Ricoh GR and my friend's Ricoh GR have the same problem: when the camera is turn on, the lens extend normally, the cover lens opens, but the aperture blades don't open.

Only after pressing the shutter button and taking a photo in black (with the aperture blades closed) the camera will work normally (the blades will open). This happens any time the camera is turn on.

Did you have this problem? One Ricoh is one year old, the other one two years old... Thanks.

my GR had exactly the same problem after a year of use, and the workaround you described above didn't last for a long time and in few days the camera died altogether. They had to change the lens unit.

Thank you, it looks like this is the fix.

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