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Error 99 msg on new canon

I receive err 99 msg. on my new digital Canon Rebel XT when using my old sigma lens. Can I fix these Lens or do I need to buy new Canon lens. The Canon lens that came with new camera works great

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  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    Sounds like the same problem I am having with a Sigma 28-200 zoom, originally purchased for a pre-digital EOS.



    On the 400D, I can get maybe 3 shots before the Error 99 message appears. Seems that some shooting modes are more problem prone than others.



    Can Sigma rechip, or do I need to save up for a new zoom?



    Any ideas welcome.



    RAY T

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I am getting my Sigma lenses upgraded. Only cost to me is shipping.
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There is a defective flexwire inside the lens or unfortunately the opening or fstops motor is defective. flexwire is easy to repair but a replacement motor is not available or hard to find, (the magnet inside the motor is slowly disintegrating causing it to stall)

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Digital rebel will not read memory card. get error 99


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Err 99 could mean several different things, such as... Memory Card, Lens or Lens contacts....

Here's what you can try:
Remove the memory card an enable "shooting with out memory card" and see if you still get the error. If it works your memory card is bad. Try another lens if you can. Clean the lens contacts with a pencil eraser (be careful not to get eraser dust in the camera body or in the lens). Worst case scenario is, Err 99 could be related to the shutter failing which would mean a trip to Canon.

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Welcome to Fixya
Err 99 could means several different things, such as... Memory Card, Lens or Lens contacts....

Here's what you can try:

Remove the memory card an enable "shooting with out memory card" and see if you still get the error. If it works your memory card is bad. Try another lens if you can. Clean the lens contacts with a pencil eraser (be careful not to get eraser dust in the camera body or in the lens). Worst case scenario is, Err 99 could be related to the shutter failing which would mean a trip to Canon.

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Err 99


cleaning the contacts ought to be done using a pencil eraser(i am very specific about this)to fix this error
vigorously scrub the lens contacts with an eraser. Then  gently use the eraser to clean the camera contacts (holding the contacts face-down to prevent eraser rubber from falling into the body).Put the lens back on… and the camera shoudl be fixed!
Try this and post back before you rate..

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Error 99


I get error 99 sometimes on my 20 D but it?s usually to do with a lens that is attached. Sigma lens have been known to cause error's. If it's not that or dirty contact on the lens then it could be a more serious problem. I would at least check it out with a canon dealer/repair centre.

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