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Random 'No Lens Attached/Shutter is Locked' issues with 18-70 Kit Lens.


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I am having random but regular problems with the original kit 18-70 lens. 

on depressing the shutter release button the message 'no lens attached shutter is locked appears'. 

factors that may be relevant/important.

1. other lenses, 50mm prime, 70-200 etc are working fine, so assume it must be a lens not body issue. 

2. sometimes a simple turning off an on again will clear the problem, if only for a short time. 

3. sometimes the problem prevents shooting on any setting, sometimes it only prevents shooting on certain settings. for example this morning i could shoot on manual, but not on auto or any scene setting. 

4. despite point 1 that other lenses are working, i have followed advice on checking and cleaning camera and lens contacts and mounting ring etc. 


if anybody has any ideas or solutions it would be very much appreciated. 


Edited by gibbsyns3
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