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    hi i just gotten a 3rd party canon lens.
    but when i use it to take picture is shows an error msg saying error 99
    anyone can help me with the prob? what can i do with the lens or the camera so that that error msg will not show again

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsz
    hi i just gotten a 3rd party canon lens.
    but when i use it to take picture is shows an error msg saying error 99
    anyone can help me with the prob? what can i do with the lens or the camera so that that error msg will not show again
    buy canon L lens....support original...

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    Not encounter such a thing...I have three 3rd party lenses and so far no such error at all

    A simple way is ... take it back to the shop that you bought the lens and show the shopkeeper the problem. Maybe a solution to your problem can be made

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    Quote Originally Posted by westwest1
    buy canon L lens....support original...
    Not everyone got the $$$ like u to buy original :P
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    Default Re: 3rd party lens error

    Quote Originally Posted by bugsz
    hi i just gotten a 3rd party canon lens.
    but when i use it to take picture is shows an error msg saying error 99
    anyone can help me with the prob? what can i do with the lens or the camera so that that error msg will not show again
    u wanna check the aperature ring whether its set at the minimum aperature and locked ?
    Every Photo Speaks for its Photographer. 开心就好。
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    Default Re: 3rd party lens error

    Quote Originally Posted by bugsz
    hi i just gotten a 3rd party canon lens.
    but when i use it to take picture is shows an error msg saying error 99
    anyone can help me with the prob? what can i do with the lens or the camera so that that error msg will not show again
    Most 3rd party lens maker reverse-engineering on the OEM lens as they didn't paid licensing.
    So if the lens is too old, it's show error 99 but if it's a recent ones then you can send it to
    re-chip or re-program it.

    Sometime it could be the contact is dirty so just clean it and try again.
    Last edited by tim; 25th August 2006 at 01:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yilishengxian
    Not everyone got the $$$ like u to buy original :P
    a small price to pay if wan faultless performances and support....

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    Quote Originally Posted by westwest1
    a small price to pay if wan faultless performances and support....
    The originals may have problems too ...

    How can u be so sure that the original brands are so perfect ...

    For eg, my Nikon flash rubber button dropping off liao #&@!^%*#!@
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    Default Re: 3rd party lens error

    Quote Originally Posted by yilishengxian
    The originals may have problems too ...

    How can u be so sure that the original brands are so perfect ...

    For eg, my Nikon flash rubber button dropping off liao #&@!^%*#!@
    at least i have a peace of mind who to turn to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by yilishengxian
    The originals may have problems too ...

    How can u be so sure that the original brands are so perfect ...

    For eg, my Nikon flash rubber button dropping off liao #&@!^%*#!@
    Keep the rubber adn bing it back to NSC.. They can repair that for you.
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    Default Re: 3rd party lens error

    Quote Originally Posted by bugsz
    hi i just gotten a 3rd party canon lens.
    but when i use it to take picture is shows an error msg saying error 99
    anyone can help me with the prob? what can i do with the lens or the camera so that that error msg will not show again
    The lens needs rechipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yilishengxian
    Not everyone got the $$$ like u to buy original :P

    The time to troubleshoot, make trips to service centre, not getting the pictures is:

    time lost=money lost



    The scenario below MAY happen:

    Buy original lens at $1000, can sell away later at $700 - $800 (Depreciation about ~250)

    Buy third party at $700, sell away at $400 ( Depreciation ~300)


    Sometimes it is not worth the effort on the third party with sub-par performance and compatiility.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08
    Keep the rubber adn bing it back to NSC.. They can repair that for you.
    I've already fixed that myself
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    Quote Originally Posted by canongrapherL
    The scenario below MAY happen:

    Buy original lens at $1000, can sell away later at $700 - $800 (Depreciation about ~250)

    Buy third party at $700, sell away at $400 ( Depreciation ~300)


    Sometimes it is not worth the effort on the third party with sub-par performance and compatiility.
    That scenario doesn't bother me since I buy to use not to sell ... I don't buy my equipment to sell ... If wanna sell, I rather open a camera shop ..
    Every Photo Speaks for its Photographer. 开心就好。
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