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Problem with adapted lens - black screen

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by dtslllw, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. dtslllw

    dtslllw New to Mu-43

    Nov 17, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hi everyone,
    I tried my OMD with a Fotga LeicaM - M4/3 adapter using a 50lux.
    All I get is a black screen
    OMD is otherwise working fine with my 2 olympus lenses.

    I've gone through all the menus and can't find any settings like the "shoot without lens" option that my old NEX5N used to.

    I'm using omd firmware v1.5

    Does anybody have the same problem with this firmware? Is there a setting i'm missing??

    Thanks in advance.
  2. mister_roboto

    mister_roboto Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 14, 2011
    Seattle, WA, USA
    Make sure the adapter "clicks" into place. Give it a gentle push further.

    Although quick question: When you un mount the adapter + lens, does it go from black screen to image?
  3. dtslllw

    dtslllw New to Mu-43

    Nov 17, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Spring pin pressure

    Wow, thanks for such a quick reply.

    The adapter appears to mount fine. There are no electrical connections on the adapter that I can see (didn't expect any!).

    With the camera on:
    When I remove the adapted lens from the adapter (which is still attached to the body) - screen is still black.

    When I remove the adapter, the screen shows an image.

    It appears that when the spring on the lens mount of the body of the OMD is pressed down by the adapter (or my finger), the screen goes black. The spring pin that I'm talking about is adjacent to the lens release button on the body of the OMD.

    Any further thoughts?

  4. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    If it clicks, i think the pin hole on the adapter is not deep enough for the spring pin to fully extend
  5. dtslllw

    dtslllw New to Mu-43

    Nov 17, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    You're right - must have a dodgy adapter. Thank you.
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