Problems with 55-210 mounted on A6000

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Lenses' started by TedG954, Mar 12, 2017.

  1. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    I shot a lot of photos this weekend with my A6k and the 55-210. There were many instances where the image would darken, sometimes the focus indicators would go off, and sometimes completely blackout. I wiggled the lens, turned the camera off and on. Sometimes I removed and reinstalled the battery. I never noticed the problem with other lenses.

    Has anyone experienced this problem? Solution?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Hmmm, that is odd. I can't say I've ever experienced that set of problems with any lens. I have occasionally noticed a change in brightness/exposure in images from one to the other, but I've always put that down to auto-white balance or auto-exposure issues generally and assumed it was more camera-based than lens-based. Never had the lack of focus indicators or blackouts that I can recall... knock on wood.
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    I had focus indicator problems with my old Nex-6/18-105 G before. Strange thing is that it didn't do it with other lenses. I'm pretty sure it was the electronic contacts of the lens...
     
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  4. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Never experienced that with my copy. The lightening/darkening, yes, but have seen that on other lenses and I account it to Auto ISO adjusting the exposure.
    Try wiping off the contacts on the lens and camera with some alcohol.
     
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  5. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    THANK YOU.

    I cleaned the contacts and it appears that my "problem" has left the building.

    :bravo-009:
     
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