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Old Mar 17, 2008, 4:21 PM   #1
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Hi, Hopefully somebody can help. The Konica Minolta 5D suddenly stopped to focus or to take a picture when the shutter was pressed.
When turning on the camera the menus where working fine but didnt seem to clunk and lock onto the focus. After messing with it for a while it did start working but when turning on and off it makes aloud clunking noise for about 30 secs and then seems to lock on and will work. The front of the lens s also juddering.

It seems that their is small metal bit that locks from the body to the lens which i presume is for the focus.

ANY HELP..........
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Old Mar 17, 2008, 5:01 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. I've moved your post down to our dSLR section, where we have a separete Konica Minolta / Sony Alpha dSLR Forum

Be careful, as you don't want to damage it. Have you already removed and remounted the lens, making sure it "clicks" in place well?

Have you tried a different lens on it to see if something binding in a lens may be the issue?

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Old Mar 17, 2008, 5:10 PM   #3
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Hi
Unfortunatly i only have the one lens. But will try at my local camera shop to see if its the lens or camera body.

I have removed the lens and im sure this is the problem. When it is trying to lock back in
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That's what I got from your initial description (something's not quite right with the way the lens is mounting). There's a small "screw drive" for the AF mechanism, and the rest of the functions (like stopping down the aperture) are electronically controlled (via the lens mount contacts). Make sure you don't have any srews loose in the camera's lens mount either.

I wouldn't risk damaging the camera until you figure out if it's a bum lens or not, if you're not sure about what's wrong.

I'd take it to a local shop and try another lens on it if you don't have another one to test with.


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Thanks for that
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Old Apr 12, 2008, 10:26 AM   #6
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seems to me that you have locked the mirror in the menu. Unlock and it will be ok
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If the mirror was locked up, the viewfinder would be blacked out (as would the camera's AF sensors), and the camera would not be trying to Autofocus.

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Try reseting everything to default - you can find out how by reading the manual and/or dinging about with the menu. The reset is unlikely to solve your problem, but since it can do no harm, it is worth trying.
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