Lens Recognition Issue - Good on A7 but no on NEx3
Old 10-03-2019   #1
avidmaster
Registered User
 
avidmaster's Avatar
 
avidmaster is offline
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 32
Lens Recognition Issue - Good on A7 but no on NEx3

Hi All,

Curious issue. I have a A7 and a Nex 3.

I recently acquired a simple 16-50 Sony e mount to use for quick shooting, street shooting, etc.

The weird thing is that it functions perfectly on the A7 but as soon as I mount it on the Nex 3, it doesn't respond.

I double checked all the settings. "Shoot without lens" is enabled.

Contacts all seem clean and the mount is tight.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!

Mike
__________________
Michael Kaplan
“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” ― Henri Cartier-Bresson
RIT Photo House '80-'84

Voigtlander:
120mm Folders: Bessa I, Bessa II, Bessa 66, Perkeo II
35mm Folders: Vito III, Vito Compur, Vito II, Vito IIa, Vitessa "C", Vitessa L
35mm RF w/lenses: Vitessa T, Prominent I (50mm Ultron), Prominent II (50mm Nokton), Bessa L, Bessa R
35mm RF fixed: Vito B, Vito BL, Vito BR, Vitomatic Ia, Vitomatic IIa, Vitomatic IIIb (50mm Ultron)
35mm RF compact Vito C (Balda)
  Reply With Quote

Old 10-04-2019   #2
pvdhaar
Zoom with your feet!
 
pvdhaar's Avatar
 
pvdhaar is offline
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 3,198
I don't see a reason why the 16-50 wouldn't respond on the NEX3, even though the NEX3 is an older camera than that lens. Maybe one thing you could check is whether you have the most up-to-date firmware on the NEX3: https://www.sony.com/electronics/sup...loads/W0007242

There is a lens compatibility page on the 16-50, and it lists the NEX3 as compatible:
https://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp...P1650&area=gwt
__________________
Kind regards,

Peter

My Hexländer Gallery
  Reply With Quote

Old 10-04-2019   #3
Austintatious
Registered User
 
Austintatious's Avatar
 
Austintatious is offline
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Shadow of Pikes Peak, USA
Posts: 432
Quote:
I double checked all the settings. "Shoot without lens" is enabled.
This may be the reason. That setting is for non Sony glass.
__________________
RF's : Bessa-R ,FED II, Olympus 35RC , Kiev 4AM,Argus C-3
Other :Minolta XD-11, Minolta SRT102, Pentax Spotmatic ,Nikon N80, Yashica-Mat 124G, Rolleicord Va
Digital :Nikon D7100, Sony NEX 6, Panasonic LX-5
  Reply With Quote

Old 10-06-2019   #4
pvdhaar
Zoom with your feet!
 
pvdhaar's Avatar
 
pvdhaar is offline
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 3,198
Quote:
Originally Posted by Austintatious View Post
This may be the reason. That setting is for non Sony glass.
That is most definitely not the reason. That setting allows shooting without having a lens that is recognized by the camera attached, but it certainly does not block shooting with a lens.
__________________
Kind regards,

Peter

My Hexländer Gallery
  Reply With Quote

Old 10-07-2019   #5
jarski
Registered User
 
jarski's Avatar
 
jarski is online now
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,628
if OP is still struggling with this, he could try factory reset the camera to start it from scratch. would be odd if it still don't recognize the lens.

Nex3 is pretty old also by now, there can be a hardware problem.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 14:14.


vBulletin skin developed by: eXtremepixels
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All content on this site is Copyright Protected and owned by its respective owner. You may link to content on this site but you may not reproduce any of it in whole or part without written consent from its owner.