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80-200 mm lens not responding

We cannot get our lens to work with our camera. It responds to the 18 - 55 mm lens just fine. Will work on the manual setting, but not on the automatic setting.

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Whos make is the lens - some sigma/tamron etc lens will need to be rechipped and do not work on later EOS cameras also whats the aperture - there is a maximum that the AF will work with and again some 3rd party lenses have a problem

Posted on Apr 28, 2007

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