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Minolta maxxum 400 si used with opteka 500mm lens

I bought this lens and no matter what i do I can't get my camera to take a picture with it. Suggestions please.

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  • qhorse Jun 10, 2008

    Sorry I didn't give more information. I bought an Opteka 500mm mirror lens which mounted up with a t mount. I have my 400si in manual and try to adjust a/s and cannot get it to take the picture. When i hold down the shutter button I can see the readings in the viewer but it will not take the picture. The manual you get with both the lens and the camera are vague at best.

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This is due to whats called lens mount check or lens lock,
it is because the camera cannot comunicate with the lens electronicly,
to disconect the camera lock if this is the problem then

Press and hold DRIVE MODE and AV buttons while turning on camera.
this will temoreraly disable the lens lock any problems contact me

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