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Responsiveness of Contax G2
Old 05-17-2016   #1
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Responsiveness of Contax G2

Hi there,

I set the focus to manual mode at a certain distance (e.g. 2.90m), the I choose a shutter speed manually but still sometimes G2 doesnt respond to fully depressed shutter. Sometimes there is a lag sometimes there is no but sometimes doesnt trigger the shutter at all at the first press.

I lock the focus using the button and at the same time press the shutter. I tried the other way without depressing the focus lock button. It doesnt change.

I realized that it blinks the indicator for minimum focus and infinity, meaning not focused? Why should the camera check if it is focused at manual focus mode?

Is that normal? This make me to miss moments when I take photos and sometimes irritates me. Does that happen to you too?
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Old 05-22-2016   #2
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Hello, no this is not normal behaviour, IF the camera is indeed in manual focus mode. It would be, if it is in AF mode.
I suspect the Focus Mode Selector Dial contacts are a bit dirty: move the dial from M to CAF and back quickly and repeatedly. Hopefully the problem will go away.
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Thank you Jan I will try that.

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