I’m just starting to get into photography and got a used Sony QX1 and the 16-50 kit lens.
Now I’m obviously looking to extend my glass collection.
I’ve read that to use lenses without any electrical connections, the camera needs to support “release without lens”.
And a quick search found https://community.sony.se/t5/alpha-nex-interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-qx1-firmware-update-version-ii/td-p/1888530
When I first heard about the QX1 I thought it would be great if I could use it with ALL of my lenses (including the adapted ones), especially my Zeiss ZM manual lenses.
Unfortunately as I (finally) found out, the QX1 does not support the Release without Lens feature that the NEX cameras use – thus allowing the shutter to operate without there being an electronically mounted E mount lens attached.
So that would say No.
But – if I remove the kit lens from my QX1 and press the shutter button, it does click and seems to take a picture.
Does anyone of you definitely know whether it works, before I invest a lot of money into manual focus lenses?