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  • Took lens off,put back on,now pics all black

    Has anyone had this problem yet? I took off my lens the other day, tried to see if these other lens would fit, then when I put my gh2 lens back on all the pics are coming out extremely dark.

    I'm even shooting in the daylight in my room and it's not like how it's been..just really really really dark pics. I have to have the shutter open for like 4 seconds now to even get a light picture. I'm sure I messed up a setting,but I tried to reset the camera to no avail.

  • #2
    Re: Took lens off,put back on,now pics all black

    Have you tried cleaning the lens to camera contacts?
    Roger

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    • #3
      Re: Took lens off,put back on,now pics all black

      This is the kit lens from your GH2? Do you have any Micro Four-Thirds or Four-Thirds lenses that you can try?
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      • #4
        Re: Took lens off,put back on,now pics all black

        I suspect dirty lens contacts. Anyway, does the live view preview look OK? Switch to A (aperture priority) and set the maximum aperture (smallest f-number) and the press the shuttre release while observing the lens. Can you see the lens iris and does it close down when the shutter fires? (It shouldn't!).

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        • #5
          Re: Took lens off,put back on,now pics all black

          Yeah I think it does close down..when I press the the button I see a quick flash of black .

          And yes, this is all stock GH2, about 1 week old. No other lenses I can test out so far.

          I tried to see on how to clean the contact portion but I haven't found any thing in the manual on how to clean it.

          ANDDD today I took a video that had a crapload of artifacts in it. Haven't had that happen at all till today.

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          • #6
            Re: Took lens off,put back on,now pics all black

            Originally posted by Joeyd View Post
            Yeah I think it does close down..when I press the the button I see a quick flash of black .

            And yes, this is all stock GH2, about 1 week old. No other lenses I can test out so far.

            I tried to see on how to clean the contact portion but I haven't found any thing in the manual on how to clean it.

            ANDDD today I took a video that had a crapload of artifacts in it. Haven't had that happen at all till today.
            At the back of the lens you will see a row of electrical contact pads. You can gently rub these with a lens cloth or a pencil eraser, ensuring no debris is left behind. In the throat of the camera you will find the corresponding pins that make contact with the pads. Ensuring not to generate dust from your cloth, gently brush over the ends of these. Re-mount the lens and see if it makes any difference.

            Also, try setting the camera to iAuto mode - does that work normally?

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            • #7
              Re: Took lens off,put back on,now pics all black

              Joey, any luck in solving this strange problem?
              Steve
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              • #8
                Re: Took lens off,put back on,now pics all black

                Originally posted by Joeyd View Post
                tried to see if these other lens would fit
                What lenses were they, and how far did you get in trying to fit them?
                Did you switch the camera on while trying to fit the other lens?

                Just wondering if it's electrical/electronic damage to the camera, or physical damage to the pins.
                PAul

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                • #9
                  Re: Took lens off,put back on,now pics all black

                  Yeah the camera was on while I was seeing if it would fit..

                  It takes pics fine now..but I dunno, maybe its in my head but it doesn't seem the same..

                  I'll post some pics today, with teh shooting info, and see if its all in my head or whatnot..

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                  • #10
                    Re: Took lens off,put back on,now pics all black

                    Do you think that you may have inadvertently changed the ISO setting while taking the lens off and putting it back on?
                    These buttons are rather touchy. I guess that's why Ian has suggested that you try shooting in iMode to compare with your previous shots.
                    By the way, you should take a look at all the pertinent camera settings that are saved with your previous shots. You can then set the camera to the exact same settings and make new comparison shots.
                    Best of luck,
                    Pat

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