Problem using c mount adapter and lens

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Panasonic, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Panasonic

    Panasonic New to Mu-43

    Mar 25, 2011
    I bought a c mount adapter from Rainbow imaging. When I attach the adapter to the camera, either with the lens mounted or not, I am getting the message "lens not attached properly, do not push lens release button while lens is attached". I have the "shooting without lens" menu option in on position. The lens is mounting on the adapter without any problem. I repeat that I am getting this message with the lens on the adapter and without the lens on the adapter.

    I have a Panasonic G2. I am using it with 14-42mm kit lens without any trouble.I am on M, S, A, P modes and not iA mode.

    What do you think is the problem? Can anyone help me? ThanQ.
  2. ksn

    ksn Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 6, 2011
    Im kind of having the same problem on the GF2. When its not mounted and held in place, it seems to work, but as soon as the mount is pushed against the metal connections right below the sensor, the screen goes black and gives me the same message.
  3. iliakoltsov

    iliakoltsov Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 7, 2010
    On a panasonic GF1 and G1 i do not know about the GF2 i suspect it to be similar , you need to do a little manipulation:
    put the body in A or M mode , go to the settings and you should see something like shoot W/O lens by default it is disabled enable it and you can happily shoot with C mount lenses.
  4. Panasonic

    Panasonic New to Mu-43

    Mar 25, 2011
    I figured out the problem with the help of someone else. It is the adapter problem. The pin that is on the flange must go into the hole in the adapter. The hole in my adapter is not deep enough, so it is causing the problem.

    Once I get the right adapter, I promise I will post some pics on this page. Thanks.