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EOS R8 Don't record or take pictures using a manual focus lens.

edumancini
Apprentice

Hello, I recently purchased a Canon R8 to use with my kit of Rokinon cinema EF lenses, which are completely manual through the original Canon EF-R adapter. When using the HDMI output, everything works perfectly, but I can't take photos or shoot videos directly on the camera. When I press the shutter button, the MF symbol flashes on the screen, and neither the photo nor the video is captured (each in their respective mode). I've tried changing all the settings in the AF menu to manual, but I believe I'm not doing something correctly, and I need your help to use the camera properly. I look forward to your response. Thank you very much for now.

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shadowsports
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Greetings,

Do you have the "release shutter without lens attached" option enabled?  

C.Fn4

Canon : Product Manual : EOS R8 : Custom Function Setting Items (start.canon)

 

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


~R5 C (1.0.6.1) ~RF Trinity, ~RF 100 Macro, ~RF 100~400, ~RF 100~500, +RF 1.4x TC, +Canon Control Ring, BG-R10

~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~DaVinci Resolve ~Windows11 Pro ~ImageClass MF644Cdw/MF656Cdw ~Pixel 8 ~CarePaks Are Worth It

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shadowsports
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Greetings,

Do you have the "release shutter without lens attached" option enabled?  

C.Fn4

Canon : Product Manual : EOS R8 : Custom Function Setting Items (start.canon)

 

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


~R5 C (1.0.6.1) ~RF Trinity, ~RF 100 Macro, ~RF 100~400, ~RF 100~500, +RF 1.4x TC, +Canon Control Ring, BG-R10

~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~DaVinci Resolve ~Windows11 Pro ~ImageClass MF644Cdw/MF656Cdw ~Pixel 8 ~CarePaks Are Worth It

I didn't find that option in the camera menu, only the "release shutter without a card attached" option, which is currently enabled, but I also tested it with it disabled.

Now I found it. Thank you very much, you saved the day. God bless you.

shadowsports
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And to you 🙏  

~Rick
Bay Area - CA


~R5 C (1.0.6.1) ~RF Trinity, ~RF 100 Macro, ~RF 100~400, ~RF 100~500, +RF 1.4x TC, +Canon Control Ring, BG-R10

~DxO PhotoLab Elite ~DaVinci Resolve ~Windows11 Pro ~ImageClass MF644Cdw/MF656Cdw ~Pixel 8 ~CarePaks Are Worth It
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