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Paul ­ Sammons
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Sep 03, 2014 15:36 |  #1

Hi new to this forum and this question has probably been asked before but...
I have a 400D and 17-85 IS USM I keep getting error99 appear I know this is a non specific error and I have tried turning the camera on and off, changing the battery, cleaning the lens and body contacts etc. the thing is, that if I use another lens the camera works fine, then when I put the 17-85 back on it will work for approx 20 shots then error99 returns. Other lenses work fine all the time so I suspect it is a lens issue but would be interested to know if anyone else has had this problem and what to do about it. Thanks in advance




  
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Sep 03, 2014 15:39 |  #2

Will that Lens work on another Body ? try it just to make sure that it's just a Lens problem .

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Sep 03, 2014 15:40 |  #3

Oh and Welcome to POTN .


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Sep 03, 2014 15:49 |  #4

Thanks for the reply.
Unfortunately I don't have easy access to another body. Maybe it is an excuse to start looking




  
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Sep 03, 2014 16:26 |  #5

http://martybugs.net …-17-85mm-Lens-Issues.html (external link)

Likely flex ribbon cable. See provided link. Can't you go to a Best Buy or similar with the lens and test it?




  
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Sep 03, 2014 16:39 |  #6

See also https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1087775




  
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Sep 03, 2014 16:41 |  #7

Thanks for the link. Some really interesting articles there. I just wonder if some of the suggested DIY repairs are beyond my ability. I might try my local repair shop who have fixed my 70-300 lens and done a lovely job but first I need to get my hands on another body to see if it is definitely the lens rather than the camera. Seems strange to me that it will work for about 20 shots after changing lenses. Many thanks for your help




  
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Sep 03, 2014 18:06 |  #8

John from PA wrote in post #17133987 (external link)
http://martybugs.net …-17-85mm-Lens-Issues.html (external link)

Likely flex ribbon cable. See provided link. Can't you go to a Best Buy or similar with the lens andctestvit?

Yep, this happened to my old Tamron, I only got the 99 error at the long end of the focal length, any shorter and the ribbon cable was fine.




  
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Sep 03, 2014 18:57 |  #9

Paul Sammons wrote in post #17134012 (external link)
Seems strange to me that it will work for about 20 shots after changing lenses.

Typical of the flex cable repair is a range of zoom where the lens will work properly. Perhaps in the mounting process it is being placed into that range.




  
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