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Cannon ef-s 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 lens

When i try to take a photo on automatic i get the error 99 message if i change to portrait it works ok i have a cannon eos 300 d many thanks

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    I have same problem. I've noticed the iris stick in the closed/stopped down position. I can see it looking in through the lens from the front. Switching off/on usually causes it to unstick.



    Have tried cleaning lens and battery contacts. have also tried new battery.



    Plan to try a new lens!

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"err99" means the camera cannot talk to the lens which is why the camera is not working in auto mode with that lens. There could be several issues: 1. clean the contacts between the camera and body (the gold pins and conact plates on the lens); 2. dismount and remount the lens and perhaps it is just not correctly making contact; 3. remove the battery and let set and then replace and try again (usually doesn't work); 4. make sure that the only thing between the lens and the body is nothing; 5. otherwise either the lens or the body is defective.

Good luck

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