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Canon Rebel XT Auto focus Error 1 Problem HELP

OK, heres the deal, I have tried three lenses on my rebel xt, all i get is a error 1 code, when tried on another rebel xt a friend has all three lenses work fine, i cleaned the contacts and all that good stuff, when used with a manual lens the camera works fine, but you have to focus it yourself, if used with any Af Lens it gets a error one code, if you don t lock lens in all the way, and back it off the contacts it will work but you still have to manual focus..........any advice out there in photo land would appreciate it,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Re: Canon Rebel XT Auto focus Error 1 Problem HELP

This is a camera body contacts problem Canon Customer support will advise what to do next

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You can try in cleaning the lens contacts and the camera contacts with a pencil eraser or a white erase (flip down the camera so no particles get inside the mirror box).

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