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    Turning off shutter release.

    Hi all,
    Can someone help me?
    I have a Minolta QT si Maxxum &
    I purchased a tele photo lens (500mm) & 2x converter.
    My problem is that I need to shut off the "Shutter release"
    to use the lens and I don't no how.
    I've down loaded a manual, but it says nothing about it.
    I appreciate any & all help.
    Doc

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    Shut off the 'shutter release'? Where did that instruction come from? If you shut off the release, how are you going to make the shot??? The shutter release is the button you press to take pictures!

    Try without 2x converter
    You can try setting your camera functions to manual and servo (lens focusing motor) to manual. Try taking pictures on that mode. If it works, move up a level. Set your camera functions to auto/aperture/shutter/program, but leave the servo at manual. Shoot. If everything works, turn everything to auto and try.

    The other troubleshooting. Is there an aperture ring on your lens? (for 500mm I think maybe). Then all you need to do is turn the aperture ring to (usually) the smallest (meaning the biggest number) and there will likely be a little notch to lock the aperture ring in place. You should be able to use your camera.

    If it works, repeat the steps with the teleconverter.

    A few questions: What is the make and model of your 500mm lens? If it is a 3rd party, are they compatible (camera body and lens).
    There's no bad camera, just a bad user
    Loong . Singapore

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    Re

    I have a Opteka 500mm
    I could not take any pictures, each time I tried a symbol of the film would flash in the little display window.
    So I called the company who sold me the lens & they gave me the instructions that I shared here.
    I'm sure there's a way to make it work Manual instead of auto.
    Any help is appreciated.

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    I have a Minolta QT si Maxxum &
    I purchased a tele photo lens (500mm) & 2x converter.
    My problem is that I need to shut off the "Shutter Lock"
    to use the lens and I don't no how.
    I've down loaded a manual, but it says nothing about it.
    I appreciate any & all help.
    Doc

  5. #5
    Hmm.. Doc, did you try out the 'suggestions' I made earlier? If you did, please kindly let me know what was the outcome (in details if possible) so any members or myself can troubleshoot the issue.
    There's no bad camera, just a bad user
    Loong . Singapore

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