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Trying to use a Phoenix 500mm telephoto lens and the shutter won't release

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Some longer Tele lenses extend into the camera and prevent the mirror from moving up on some models with larger mirrors. One solution> get a 1.4 teleconverter It will add some space between camera and lens. Two solution> buy another Maxxum body on Ebay. Some Maxxums can be bought very cheap.

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks, it worked already. The trick is hold down the motor knob and the A/V knob while turning on the camera. This puts the camera in a manual mode "

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