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GX7 shutter actuation refusal in manual/bulb mode?

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by ex machina, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
    Hi all,

    Did some light painting with a group over the weekend and ran into an issue where I couldn't get the shutter to actuate, seemingly until a certain threshold of light was reached, which meant I missed a lot of stuff. I initially thought this was an autofocus problem, but I'm fairly sure it happened in manual focus mode as well. Any ideas? Thanks!

    GX7/o9-18mm, manual mode, bulb setting, wired remote.

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  2. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
    So if we assume my memory is deficient and this only happened with autofocus-enabled, then does anyone have any ideas on how to make sure the shutter always instantly fires in bulb mode?
     
  3. AcridSaint

    AcridSaint Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 25, 2014
    North Carolina
    If AF was enabled, you may be set to FOCUS priority in Focus/Release Priority under custom menu. You may want to try changing to RELEASE priority and see what that does for you.
     
  4. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
    Hmm. Thanks, I'll try that.
     
  5. ex machina

    ex machina Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 3, 2014
    Northern Virgnia
    That didn't help as the camera is still waiting for focus -- turning off Shutter AF did the trick. Thanks for helping me sort through this!
     
  6. AcridSaint

    AcridSaint Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 25, 2014
    North Carolina
    Glad you got it sorted out.
     
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