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Instuctions for opteka 650-1300 lens for use on konica minolta

Trying to use the lens on konica minolta DSLR, i have the correct adapter but screen says "no lens attached" i am trying to find out where in the menu i need to change something

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Try turning off the shutter lock.. In my Dynax 7D manual it tells you to turn off shutter lock when attaching to a telescope or microscope this is what this lens basicly is .The shutter lock is turned on and off in section three of the custon menu on my Dynax ,check your manual for your camera to find out where to turn on and off shutter lock, hope this helps

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