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Jodi Zimmer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/18/2006
 

error 99


HELP! Does anyone know what Error 99 means on my Canon Rebel XTI? It says either shut off the power switch and on again or take out battery and re-install. That doesn't work. And it only does it when I use my Tamron 70-300mm lens. Not my wide angle.Any suggestions? Thanks!


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10/11/2007 12:07:00 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  Often this is the result of using a non-Canon lens that didn't get the electronic communication right. This is more common with several Sigma models designed/made prior to 2002. (
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10/11/2007 1:29:06 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  Oops. jazzed up my link and lost the rest of my post.
Link to info about non-compatible Sigma lenses: LINK
I have not heard of this happening with older Tamron lenses, but I suppose it is possible. Make sure the electronic contacts on the lens and the camera are clean, and that the lens is fully and securely seated in the mount. If it still gives ERR 99 problem, I'd check with Tamron customer service.


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10/11/2007 1:31:50 PM

 
Jodi Zimmer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/18/2006
  Thanks so much Jon. Appreciate your time. I guess I'll call customer service.


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10/11/2007 5:15:09 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Jodi: EMERGENCY, EMERGENCY !!! GET OUT NOW, RUN, ESCAPE, FLEE, FLEE !!!!!!!!!! HEAD FOR THE HILLS !!!!

Oops. That's for error message 66. Never mind. Sorry.
M.


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10/12/2007 9:11:12 AM

 
Jodi Zimmer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/18/2006
  funny


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10/12/2007 11:35:55 AM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Guess I was reading my monitor upside down. 0/:<(


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10/12/2007 3:38:27 PM

 
Todd Bennett
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/8/2004
  Okay Mark. Too early on the left coast for vino. You should be working.


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10/12/2007 3:47:12 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Hey ! It's "No e-mail Friday" PLUS raining out here !!! Too wet for construction. Gotta symphony shoot tonight though. THEN it's Chauteau Julliene Carmel Valley 1997 time. :>0)
M.


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10/12/2007 5:58:02 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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  I know it's a bit early for the cocktails and chocolate thread, but I think Mark needs an exemption!


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10/13/2007 12:46:31 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Yep. Been a long week. Actually, it's been a long YEAR !!!
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10/13/2007 1:36:35 PM

 
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