Camera Problems again.

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  1. !an!

    !an! TPF Noob!

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    So I posted a while ago about a faulty camera I got off ebay, which turned out to be a sticky mirror, and now about a month later, I've received the replacement.

    ok.

    It didn't come with batteries, so I went out and bought new batteries, put them in, put in film, turned it on, and it's not reading the lens. I can't take pictures, and I can't manipulate the lens at all, minus zooming in and out.

    The Camera is a Minolta Maxxum 70, and the lens is a minolta AF 28-100/3.5-5.6.

    Can someone please tell me what is going on? I've already spent another chunk of money just trying to get a fuggin camera that works, and I'm pretty ready to break legs.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Try cleaning the electronic contacts on both the lens & camera.
     
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    !an! TPF Noob!

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    Tried that. No dice.

    Thanks though.
     
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    duncanp TPF Noob!

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    noob suggestion.... but just too make sure, have you checked the lens is compatible?
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Take the camera, go to a camera shop and pretend to buy a lens for it, similar to the one you have. Put it on and see if that lens works. If it does, you know it's the lens that's faulty.
     

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