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User currently offlineTom3 From Luxembourg, joined Apr 2004, 240 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

Hello

Can somebody help me , because a friend of me has a problem with his 350D , when he shoot , the error 99 appear on the camera display !
The problem is still there , also when he turns off and on the Cam ,the error appear after one shot !!

Thanks in advance

Best regards

Tom - Lap


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User currently offlineRyangooner From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 969 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2765 times:

I got this last year every now and then on my 10D, i would take batt out and card out, turn on/off etc...

It got worse progressively untill i could only manage 1 shot at a time if i was lucky.

sent off to canon for repair and they said that the shutter had gone, £250 to repair if memory serves me correct.

Ryan



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User currently offlineGary2880 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

knackerd shutter on a 350D? ouch...

User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2754 times:

Cleaning the contacts on the lens with a rubber eraser apparently helps in some cases.

Staffan


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

Error 99 is the generic error message when none of the other predicted error messages apply. So it can be anything, but the most common fault seems to be dirty contacts.

Staffan


User currently offlineTom3 From Luxembourg, joined Apr 2004, 240 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

No , it can't be that the contacts are dirty or anything else, we've tried without lens , and the same problem , so it's very strange , this problem with the error!!!!!

Cheers

Tom - Lap



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User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2722 times:

With such a new camera I'd return it to Canon and let them sort it out.

Staffan


User currently offlineJAT74L From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 618 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2691 times:

It's not just the lens contacts. I had a problem with my 20D and traced it to the MEMORY CARD DOOR. A quick blast with air in the general area and it's been fine ever since.

Regards

John



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User currently offlineQantas077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5850 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

had that problem with the old 300D and D60, was the shutter on both occasions! Error99 more often then not is the shutter. you got the warranty so take it to the dealer if its under 30days old and ask for a new one, if its over take it to canon yourself and get them to fix it fast! it won't cost you...


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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6688 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

Got Error 99 with my EOS300D, but only with one lens. 2 other lenses work fine.

Working lenses
Canon EF 35-80mm (obviously, perhaps)
Tokina ATX 400mm

Not working
Sigma AF-APO 75-300mm
AF works OK, but when the shutter pressed the error occurs. It's as if it can't set the aperture or something. The shutter doesn't sound the same as with the other lenses.



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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 9):
Not working
Sigma AF-APO 75-300mm

Andrew beat me to it, I have also heard of the error ocuring with Sigma lenses. When buying Sigma try to get the digital range 'DG' as these have been made to suite the digital bodies.

Fergul Big grin



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6688 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

Fergul

Having messed a bit further, the Sigma does work..... but only with some camera settings (P, Auto, Portrait, Fast) and with some of those only with a reduced zoom range. E.g. with P mode, it E99's at zooms less than around 110mm. With fast mode it works over the whole zoom range. Odd one.



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User currently offlineDRAIGONAIR From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 708 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

I've had an ERRRO 99 before with my 300D and EF70-300mmUSMIII, but think it was due to to much light...happended only couple times...since then no problems (have different lens now, never happend...knock knock under the table  Smile )

cheers
Nick



cheers
User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6688 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

To continue the Sigma saga..... I have read elsewhere

http://livingroom.org.au/photolog/re...n/canon_digital_rebel_eos_300d.php

Quoting.....
"This is a problem that is not a mystery. Sigma does not pay for the license to make EF lenses. Because of this, Sigma must reverse engineer its products. Sudden surprise compatibility problems are the result. Frankly, Canon does not deserve the bad rap it gets on the problem. Sigma created the problem, not Canon. Consumers foolish enough to buy Sigma junk deserve what they get."

So there!

I've emailed Sigma about the compatibility issue and await a response.

Allegedly the lenses can be rechipped to bring them up to standard.



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6688 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

This is what I've had back from Sigma with regard to compatibility.

--------------------------------
Dear Andrew

Thank you for your email.

The lens you mentioned is not compatible with the new Canon bodies.
Unfortunately we are unable to upgrade this lens due to no spares availble.

Please contact our service dept who will be able to assist you with info on
compatible lenses and may be able to offer you an alternative. 01707 329999.

Kind regards
Sami Colvin
Sigma imaging UK

--------------------------------

So it looks like a new lens is needed....



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6688 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2450 times:

And in response to a rechipping enquiry.....

"we cannot acquire this circuit any longer"



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User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

Quote:

Quoting.....
"This is a problem that is not a mystery. Sigma does not pay for the license to make EF lenses. Because of this, Sigma must reverse engineer its products. Sudden surprise compatibility problems are the result. Frankly, Canon does not deserve the bad rap it gets on the problem. Sigma created the problem, not Canon. Consumers foolish enough to buy Sigma junk deserve what they get."

"Consumers foolish enough to buy Sigma junk deserve what they get."

Yeah, like we can all afford L lenses. I have just recently broken the bank to get two L lenses but I just couldn't afford the 17-40 L as well so I opted for the Sigma 24-70 DG EX and personaly I think its an excellent lens.

One day I'll get the 17-40 L  bouncy 

Fergul Big grin

It's gonna take me months to clear that credit card, oh well soup and bread will have to do for a while. Big grin



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6688 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

Quoting Fergulmcc (Reply 16):
oh well soup and bread will have to do for a while

Soup >>>and<<< bread?

My credit cards are hiding. They need a rest, or a lottery win.



wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
User currently offlineFergulmcc From Ireland, joined Oct 2004, 1916 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 17):
Soup >>>and<<< bread?

My credit cards are hiding. They need a rest, or a lottery win.

I know, bread as well, shear luxury mate! I don't skimp on things you know. But at least I have my L lenses, that will satisfy any hunger  rotfl  I remember walking into B&H and I could feel the pain in my wallet before I pulled it out. Oh the wonders of the Lotto, oh to be a winner, get real Fergul!

Fergul Big grin



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