S 16-50 DX mechanichal shutter option grayed out?

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fpessolano
fpessolano Veteran Member • Posts: 3,486
S 16-50 DX mechanichal shutter option grayed out?

I did not check with the zoom, since the little one does not leave the z50 at the moment, but in the shutter type options the M only is gray while auto and electronics are always available.

Anybody has the same?

UPDATE: I tried the zoom same thing. Other Z lenses the option is available. Looks like Nikon has decided to make the kit lenses not compatible with the mechanical-shutter-only option.

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ZapperVT Regular Member • Posts: 167
Re: S 16-50 DX mechanichal shutter option grayed out?
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fpessolano wrote:

I did not check with the zoom, since the little one does not leave the z50 at the moment, but in the shutter type options the M only is gray while auto and electronics are always available.

Anybody has the same?

PS: on z50

Manual has this note: "Mechanical shutter is not available with some lenses." No clue why though.  The Z6/Z7 manual does not have that note.

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Virtual Photon Senior Member • Posts: 1,062
Re: S 16-50 DX mechanichal shutter option grayed out?

Weird.  Some interaction with the VR on the DXZ lenses?

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fpessolano
OP fpessolano Veteran Member • Posts: 3,486
Re: S 16-50 DX mechanichal shutter option grayed out?

I saw it and this is why I was not worried too much I had a broken camera.

I have the feeling this has to do with the VR of the lenses. It would explain many things from why the VR does on work on my z7 to why S lenses have no VR (A design choice of Nikon maybe)

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ZapperVT Regular Member • Posts: 167
Re: S 16-50 DX mechanichal shutter option grayed out?

Same thought just occurred to me.  Likely hypothesis.  Probably to avoid shutter shock in some conditions so they can claim 4.5 stops of VR.

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chambeshi Senior Member • Posts: 2,363
waiting for new Firmware for Z6 and Z7....
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And it must be official. See Top Left of manual for 16-50 DX.

This advises to upgrade to latest version of the Camera Firmware before using this lens on the Z6 or Z7, as otherwise....the camera may fail to correctly recognize the lens and features such as VR may be unavailable

Link to PDFs
https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/products/527/NIKKOR_Z_DX_16-50mm_f_35-63_VR.html

discussed here https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/63298667

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fpessolano
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We are talking z50 not z6/7 ...
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FrankG Senior Member • Posts: 2,040
Re: S 16-50 DX mechanichal shutter option grayed out?

fpessolano wrote:

I did not check with the zoom, since the little one does not leave the z50 at the moment, but in the shutter type options the M only is gray while auto and electronics are always available.

Anybody has the same?

UPDATE: I tried the zoom same thing. Other Z lenses the option is available. Looks like Nikon has decided to make the kit lenses not compatible with the mechanical-shutter-only option.

Yes - mine is the same!

Frank

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