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Connunications between the camera and lens is faulty

We got eos rebel digtial to replace our eos rebel film camera. The quantaray 70-300mm 1:4-6.5 lens will not work on either camera. It did before, but has not been used for a coupla months. now we get a er01 message to clean the contacts. (it did not help)

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  • dhironimus Dec 01, 2008

    I get "err 01 - Communication between the camera and lens is faulty - Clean the lens contacts" No amount of cleaning helps. The lens seems to work OK at 300mm zoom, but not at lower settings.

  • saverysmom Dec 25, 2008

    I also just received the Canon EOS Rebel XSi for Christmas and my Quantaray 70-300 mm lens will not work with it. The lens works just fine on my Canon ESO Rebel 35mm camera. On the digital camera, it says "Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Clean the lens contacts." We have cleaned everything and it still does not help. Sounds like I'm not the only one with this problem.

  • sgordon70 Dec 28, 2008

    same problem!

  • vikkibrown Apr 05, 2009

    I had a Canon Rebel 35mm and upgraded to a Rebel XSI digital. My quantaray 100-300 lens worked and first and now I get Err 01 communication between camera and lense message. It will work occasionally. help

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I bet they are not AF lenses. There are adapters that add the AF contacts to "fool" the camera but increase the zoom. You can get used lenses from many "on line" camera stores with warranties for a few months.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

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Only if you get the version with the built-in autofocus motor. The D3000 lacks a mechanical AF coupling so AF lenses which need to be driven by a motor in the camera body will require manual focussing.

Either way, you're far better manually focussing the Quantaray/Tamron 70-300mm: the AF performance is very slow, very noisy and hunts around a lot to achieve focus.

Although the Quantaray and Tamron versions are identical lenses, if you have to buy this low-quality budget model then go for the Tamron: it's absolutely no better lens quality (and usually the same price), but the manufacturer's warranty from Tamron is much better than Ritz and is internationally valid. If you resell the lens then the Tamron will have some value (not much though) and the Quantaray will be near worthless as it's not so widely known, and has a poor reputation amongst those familiar with the brand.

"Cheap" isn't always the same as "good value"...

Posted on Mar 08, 2010

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SOURCE: Canon Rebel XT and Quantaray lens 70-300mm

The Quantaray lens needs to be aligned with the red button. It fits perfectly on my Canon Rebel XSi

Posted on Dec 04, 2010

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