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stanir 10 8 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 6:09PM
Hi please help
I have been given a converter that fits my Samsung GX10 but when fitted I cannot get the camera to take a picture.
I have tried all the settings and read the manual to no avail.


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digicammad 14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 6:36PM
Fitting your camera is not enough, you need to make sure that the convertor has the necessary electrinic contacts for metering and AF to work.

Switch your camera to fully manual, including focus, then see if you can get it to take a photo.

You don't mention if you are getting any error codes in the display.

cameracat 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
26 Feb 2008 6:42PM
I have no idea what convertor your on about, But stabing a guess at " Teleconvertor " ?

If so chances are the convertor does not communicate the electronics from the lens to the camera body.....!

ie; No AF or Aperture control......! ! !

To use this on your camera you may have to switch to " Full Manual " control, Your metering might work or it might not, Depends on the spec.....!

So basically you have to set the Aperture on the lens (( If available )) Then set the shutter speed on the camera.....If on board meter works great, If not you'll have to guess, Or use a lightmeter..!

It's a bit like going back 30 years in time....Sad

However If your lens has NO aperture ring, Then your snookered.....And will have to find a l;ens that has got one.....!

Good luck.....!

EDIT: Sorry " Digicam " I was taking ages with this and failed to see your reply, But we do seem to have been going in the same direction....Smile

YET Another Edit: Just had a look at your PF Steve, And am wondering what lens you plan to use the convertor on.....? Reason is that 3 of your uploads are shot using a " D-Xenon 50-200 " lens....? All 3 of these are a tad dark, this could just be coincidence, But worth a note....!

Adding convertors can exaggerate problems of this kind.....!
stanir 10 8 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 7:45PM
Thank you digicammad ,cameracat.

Sorry it is a tele converter 2x no electronics got to be done manually,
Problem being the Appeture reading keeps flashing F--- and I have looked in the manual ,Nothing there to say I can set this, so I think its a give back job and say thanks but no thanks.

Ps. All the 3 photos I took were on bad days ie cloudy raining. Hopefully that was the problem and with the added effect of me being very green with this camera
digicammad 14 22.0k 39 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 7:50PM
If it is flashing F--- it means it hasn't a clue what the aperture is. If you can set the aperture on your lens you can still use it, if not it would only make a good pen holder. Smile

stanir 10 8 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2008 8:08PM
Found it by mistake .... In the menu is a setting for USE APERTURE RING set this to on and it works a treat on manual ...so far .

Besides I havent got that many pens and they kept falling out Ha ha

Thanks for your advice and I will take some picures and post for you to let me know what you think or dont .
Have a great evening
cambirder 14 7.2k England
26 Feb 2008 11:30PM
I would not hold out for any great results. 2x converters are usually pants unless you combine one of the better ones with a top quality fast lens.

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