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I own a Sony A900 - how do I disengage the shutter lock?

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I own a Sony A900 - how do I disengage the shutter lock? I've just bought a fully manual Rokinon 14mm IF ED UMC lens, and reading all the directions carefully and applying them I get this message on my LCD screen: "No Lens Attached, Shutter is Locked"
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Camera and Video
Expert:  Russell A. replied 2 years ago.

Hi,

Did you set the "Exposure Mode" (Mode Dial) to M? If not, please do so and let me know the result. Refer to page 168 of your camera manual.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I had done that, but that did not work. I did resolve the problem: went to the menu, toggled over to the little wheel, then over to #2, toggle down to the bottom "release w/o lens" - select "enable." All works fine now.
Expert:  Russell A. replied 2 years ago.

Funny, yours must have a different software version. Mine is in that mode by default. Oh well, I am glad that you got it to work.