custom button settings when using manual lens on NEX 5N?

Started May 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
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lwalter Junior Member • Posts: 42
custom button settings when using manual lens on NEX 5N?

Hi

I've setup my NEX-5N so that I can easily access my most frequent functions using the central button, without going into the menus. This works fine with my SONY kit lens... but doesn't with any of my legacy manual lenses. I keep getting the "Invalid because lens not attached" message. Why is that? I can understand that you can't access the AD/MF function but for example, why does it matter that I have an e-mount lens or not when I want to choose my ISO, my metering style or other such options?
Is there something I'm doing wrong here?
BTW, yes, I switched on the "Release without lens" menu setting.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Best regards, Luc

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