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Old Dec 3, 2013, 11:53 PM   #1
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I jumped in at the $210 Cyber Monday deal on the fish eye and received it today. But I am trying to mount the lens since last 2 hours without success. Once the lens is mounted, I can see nothing in the view finder and shutter doesn't work. I am thoroughly confused. Any help will be appreciated.

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Old Dec 4, 2013, 8:05 AM   #2
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I jumped in at the $210 Cyber Monday deal on the fish eye and received it today. But I am trying to mount the lens since last 2 hours without success. Once the lens is mounted, I can see nothing in the view finder and shutter doesn't work. I am thoroughly confused. Any help will be appreciated.

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I don't have the fisheye, but have you tried switching the camera to Aperture Priority? Other than that I can think of a reason why it would not just work.
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Old Dec 4, 2013, 9:44 AM   #3
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Hi,

I used this lens on my E-PL2 (I don't have it anymore), on the EM-5 and EM-1 and I never had any problems.

So,

1) Use this lens in Manual mode
2) Make sure that (for starting) the Aperture is a f3.5 (on the lens, not the camera)
3) Remember that there is not connection electronic between the lens and the camera (this is why you should use Manual). As far as the camera knows, there is no lens.
4) Maybe ... clean the contacts on the body with a wipe (this is a long shot).

Let us know your progress ... (I hope you don't have a defect unit). Can you try it on another m4/3 body???

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Folob, did you do this too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TkwTNcS5o4 @3:43, changing the image stabilization?
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From what I gather, it should be just like using an adapted manual focus lens, which is more-or-less plug and play. I change the IS "length" but it shouldn't just make the lens not work.
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Folob, did you do this too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TkwTNcS5o4 @3:43, changing the image stabilization?

I change the focal lenght of the IBIS to 8mm for the Rokinon. Leaving it a something else will not stop you to shoot ....however the stabilization will be off.
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