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Old 25-02-2012, 23:11   #1 (permalink)
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My 30D is poorly

Keep getting Error 99. Looked it up on line and cleaned the lens contacts. Seemed to fix it but the error is back.

All sorts of different suggestions online from dirty contacts to shutter failure but seems to work ok with 70-200 f4 L but not with 17-85.

All ideas welcome.

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Re: My 30D is poorly

Error 99 on Canon cameras is a catchall error and could mean any of hundreds of faults.

I would suggest it's the 17-85 at fault if the camera never gives the error with your 70-200.
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Re: My 30D is poorly

agree with Chris. i had a shutter failure on my 30D and didn't get an error it just didn't take photos. sounds more like the lens than the camera .
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Ta both. Will look into it a bit more. Cannot run to a new lens just yet so do not expect me to post many pics for a while.
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