Argg...ERR99 demon

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  1. nabero

    nabero TPF Noob!

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    Hey folks....long time, no see :)

    I've been lurking in the forum for a while now...but hopefully now I'll be back posting....once I get this issue figured out.

    I bought a used sigma 28-200mm (for an xti)...and shot a few pictures...now I'm getting "Error 99". I can solve the problem for the moment by popping out the battery...but does anyone know if this is an issue I should be taking my camera into the shop for?

    I did a little reading online and people have mentioned dirty contacts or an incompatible lens ...since the lens is compatible I was thinking about trying to clean the contacts....If anyone can help I'd reeeeealllly appreciate it! :hugs:
     
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    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    it'll be the lens not the camera, Sigma could probably have the lens rechipped
     
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    is that difficult/annoying/expensive?
     
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    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    in the UK is costs about £20-£25 so its not too bad, friend of mine had the same problem, lens was back in about 2 weeks
     
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    is it dangerous to my camera to continue to use the lens and just pop out the battery for the time being?
     
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    You might also try cleaning the electrical contacts on the lens & body...but if that doesn't help, then it may need to be re chipped.

    I don't think it will damage your camera to continue to use it..it's just annoying
     
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    I'll definitely try cleaning the contacts...Thanks LP and Big Mike.

    I think I got a good deal on the lens (~$120 with a UV filter and a hood)...so if it has to be rechipped I think it would still be worth it :) --if that's not a good deal, please let me know, because i have about 15 days to return it for any reason.
     
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    I would just return it and say it was broken, and I wanted a replacement.
     
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    my mates lens would work fine wide-open but the moment it was stopped down *BANG* ERR99

    seems a good price to me
     
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    Hmm....well it's the only one the shop had. I can deal with a little hassle as long as it's not going to empty my pocketbook.
     
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    nabero TPF Noob!

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    exactly what's happening with mine. how would you go about getting it rechipped? I've never had to do anything like this?


    thanks a ton for the help :D
     
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    Call Sigma.
     

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