Error message with adapter and lens

ddb

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Just got a beautiful Minolta MC Tele Rokkor-X QD 135mm f3.5 and a Minolta MD MC to m4/3 adapter. Every time that I attach this combo to the G1 I get a message on the LCD saying "please check that the lens is attached correctly"
Any ideas on why this is happening?
 

dwig

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By default, Panasonic models "protect" the user from failing to get proper pictures due to an improperly mounted lens. Its a nice feature, but prevents using lenses that don't have electronic coupling.

To use adapted lenses, other than 4/3rds lenses, you must dig into the Setup menu to find the option "Shoot without lens". Change this setting from the default "no" to "yes". The camera will now shoot fine with any lens.
 

grebeman

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You're not alone ddb, this question has come up several times before, and no doubt will come up again, then it will be your turn to offer advice :smile:

Barrie
 

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