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#1 DavidR

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 09:15 PM

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I use an a6000 with either a 35mm sony lens or the FE 4  70 - 200.  The mount always seems to have a slight wiggle with the bigger lens.  Today the lens fell off while using it.  (I caught it.) No matter what I do the lens will not latch.  It will latch briefly but always lets go eventually.  It seem like the pin from the camera will not go completely into the lens latch hole.  Any suggestions besides sending in the entire rig?



#2 wedge

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 10:58 PM

My a6000 always had a wiggle with the 70-200 F4.  It never came off though.  Except one time I had a shoulder strap attached to the tripod mount of the lens, and was carrying it at my side.  I guess while I was walking the lens release got pressed.  Nearly dropped the camera on the ground, but instead just scared myself when I discovered it was hanging loose.



#3 mavfan1

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 03:22 PM

you can buy a replacement for the e mount ring on your camera.  Fotodiox makes on that's available on amazon and it's sturdier than the stock one.  Called  Fotodiox TOUGH E-Mount Replacement for $40 and there's a cheaper one by Neewer "chrome plated" for about $22. 



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Posted 30 October 2016 - 04:24 PM

you can buy a replacement for the e mount ring on your camera.  Fotodiox makes on that's available on amazon and it's sturdier than the stock one.  Called  Fotodiox TOUGH E-Mount Replacement for $40 and there's a cheaper one by Neewer "chrome plated" for about $22. 

 

The replacement mount ring doesn't come with a replacement pin, just a hole for the existing pin to go through, so it is highly doubtful whether a change would make a difference.

 

If the lens disengaged by itself and now no lens will lock then it appears very likely the camera will need repairs.



#5 Golem

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Posted 30 October 2016 - 05:06 PM

ATM it's unknown whether the pin mechanism is actually

the problem, or whether the pin is OK but the mount ring 

hole is binding against it and then the ring is the problem.   

  

Perhaps slightly loosening the screws that secure the 

ring would be telling. Loosen enuf to free up any binding 

of the pin and see if the the pin behaves better - or not. 

Then you know whether the problem is the ring or the pin. 



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Posted 31 October 2016 - 06:20 AM

If you do, I'd recommend using a JIS driver instead of a Phillips one.



#7 Edmund Dorf

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Posted 27 November 2016 - 08:56 PM

I use an a6000 with either a 35mm sony lens or the FE 4  70 - 200.  The mount always seems to have a slight wiggle with the bigger lens.  Today the lens fell off while using it.  (I caught it.) No matter what I do the lens will not latch.  It will latch briefly but always lets go eventually.  It seem like the pin from the camera will not go completely into the lens latch hole.  Any suggestions besides sending in the entire rig?

I just ordered 2; one for me A7ii and the other for my a6000. I previously had a NEX-3 and did this mod on it. After installing the metal lens mount, all lenses fit tighter, with a more precise twist and lock.




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