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I have purchased a Kiwifotos lens "T" mount adapter for the Sony Alpha A290 camera from Amazon as suggested by Fix Ya . The mount fits alright but as the camera does not accept this as a lens being fitted - the shutter has a lock on it - so a picture cannot be taken. Is there an over-ride to the shutter lock. Otherwise although amazon states it is for the Alpha Sony camera's it will not work. Any suggestions please Mr Robert Cole

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    I have solved the solution - Many thanks for your assistance

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You're right in getting a T-mount-adapter for the Minolta / Sony Alpha / Maxxum AF A-mount / Alpha-mount camera body - they are all the same (since 1985). Any make will do, none are name brand anymore, and all have house-names like "Bower" or "Cambridge" or "Adorama" or whatever - store-name repackaging of UFO original stuff - NOTHING SPECIAL. T-mounts are the OLDEST interchangeable lens design for SLRs.

Sound like your problem is other, like on the cam body - this was an infrequent issue with the A100 - it should not be much more than an 1/8 turn, this might seat the lenses a bit tighter in the mount and add a little pressure on the contacts. Also, cleaning the contacts in the body is not to be forgotten. Clean both the contact pins on the camera body as well as the contacts on the lenses. After the use of rubbing alcohol also use a fresh swab to "polish" the contacts a bit. Use the alcohol sparingly, you don't want to get it into your camera or lens.

If all that does not help - and as this happens with a variety of lenses and your cam is still under warranty - sounds like sending the body in with your description of the problem is the choice left. This may be an internal loose contact in the wiring.

Keep us updated.

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  • ZJ Limited
    ZJ Limited May 27, 2011

    Your welcome; thank you for using Fixya.

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