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K. Forman June 16th, 2006 07:47 AM

Err99?
 
Just got a 80-200 EF lens for my Rebel, and keep getting Err99 from it. Sometimes it works, usually I get the error, and have to shut it down. Anyone ever experience this kind of stuff? When it works, it gets great pics, and the DOF on closer subjects is beautiful.

Tim Johnson June 16th, 2006 10:51 AM

i believe this error is displayed when the computer in the camera finds the lens is incompatible, and can not control it properly. Maybe its just a poor contact - who knows.

K. Forman June 16th, 2006 11:01 AM

Thanks Tim. I cleaned the contacts with an eraser, then cleaned them again with a Qtip and lens solution. They seem pretty clean, and still getting the error. The lens *should* be compatible.

Tim Johnson June 16th, 2006 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keith Forman
Thanks Tim. I cleaned the contacts with an eraser, then cleaned them again with a Qtip and lens solution. They seem pretty clean, and still getting the error. The lens *should* be compatible.

is this lens new or used? also, maybe the aperture blades are stuck?

K. Forman June 16th, 2006 01:57 PM

It's a used lens off ebay. I paid $90 for it. I talked to 3 shops, and the first two said they would send it to Canon. The 3rd said it's possibly the diaphram, $150.

Cannon Pearson June 16th, 2006 07:02 PM

I've gotten the err99 from what I think were power issues with my 20D. You might try cleaning the battery contacts.

K. Forman June 16th, 2006 07:15 PM

Cannon- As far as I can tell, Err99 is basicly anything that doesn't fit into a simple category. This issue is specific to this lens, not the camera. I think Tim is closer to the problem, with the shutter.

I've contacted the seller, and he's willing to refund the money. I really liked the lens (Except for the errors), and would rather trade out if he has a similar one.

Tim Johnson June 17th, 2006 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Keith Forman
Cannon- As far as I can tell, Err99 is basicly anything that doesn't fit into a simple category. This issue is specific to this lens, not the camera. I think Tim is closer to the problem, with the shutter.

I've contacted the seller, and he's willing to refund the money. I really liked the lens (Except for the errors), and would rather trade out if he has a similar one.

i didnt say shutter, i said aperture control ;) lol

K. Forman June 17th, 2006 01:31 PM

Oops! I knew it was something in the lens thingy ;)


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