V1 and 18.5mm lens: not latching firmly

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OP Z-DX-CX in WA Forum Member • Posts: 58
Re: V1 and 18.5mm lens: not latching firmly

Paul Pasco wrote:

It’s a pretty simple mechanism, a round peg engages an oblong slot in the lens. Look at the peg on the camera and see if it is extending all the way out of the body and the face of it is flat. Next check the lens and make sure there is no debris in the locking hole and that the edges are sharp.

Thank, Paul. After checking it is pretty clear that the edges on the lens mount are worn down.

The engaging peg on the camera body is flat but the edge is machined with a chamfered edge. The lens mount oblong slot is worn and sharp edged in the center of the oblong.  Comparing it to the oblong slot on the FT1 adapter makes it pretty clear now that this is the problem.

I think I will just be very cautious with mounting and unmounting the lens for now and wait to see what happens down the road.

Peter

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