3rd party lens error


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bugsz

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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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bugsz said:
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...
 

Cikgu101

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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 :thumbsup:
 

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bugsz said:
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 ?
 

tim

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bugsz said:
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.
 

westwest1

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yilishengxian said:
Not everyone got the $$$ like u to buy original :p
a small price to pay if wan faultless performances and support....
 

westwest1

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yilishengxian said:
The originals may have problems too ;p ...

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...
 

zac08

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yilishengxian said:
The originals may have problems too ;p ...

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.
 

smtan24

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bugsz said:
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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yilishengxian said:
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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canongrapherL said:
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 ..
 

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