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NEX-6 closing the shutter after 1 picture.

Jonas Bergler

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NEX-6 closing the shutter after 1 picture?

I've just had my new NEX-6 body and M-adapter arrive, I can take one photo but then then the sensor shutter (I assume its for cleaning or otherwise protecting the sensor while there isn't a lens in place) closes and won't open again until I power the camera off and wait 5 seconds.

Any ideas on whats going on or how I can fix this?
 

K6-III

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Make sure it's set to allow for release without lens attached, as it doesn't see any data from your adapter.
 

Jonas Bergler

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Make sure it's set to allow for release without lens attached, as it doesn't see any data from your adapter.

I have already enabled that - without it set I can't take any photos.

Im seriously wondering whether theres something faulty with the unit, I plan on taking it into a store tomorrow and trying it out with a e-mount lens and seeing what the behaviour is there.
 

nianys

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Hmm, that sounds like faulty indeed :( have you tried in all modes ?
 

Jonas Bergler

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This may be a silly question, but is the battery fully charged?

Yep, I've also borrowed an e-mount lens of another friend this morning and it has the same problem. Time to box it up and send it back to the store I think. :(
 

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Sounds like it. Sad, but every line from every manufacturer has the occassional lemon.
 

Bimjo

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Good news. I was reluctant to offer this up before, but I will now.

The thirty-six inch drop test. This was suggested to me by a USMC radio technician while we were in the wilds of South Korea with a malfunctioning aircraft radio.

Whenever a piece of electronic equipment fails to work as advertised and all standard tests have failed to resolve the issue we recommend the 36" drop test.

Step 1) Find a nice flat hard surface. Concrete works well.
Step 2) Hold the offending piece of electronic equipment over said hard surface at waist level.
Step 3) Release the offending piece of malfunctioning electronics equipment allowing gravity to work its magic.
Step 4) After impact pick up offending piece of electronic equipment and attempt to operate normally.
Step 5) If offending piece of electronic equipment now functions- Congratulations! You fixed it!
Step 6) If offending piece of electronic equipment still does not function properly- Oh well, it didn't work before anyway.

While I've never reached Step 5 personally, there is a certain satisfaction to be garnered by performing Steps 1-3. YMMV ;)
 

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