EOS 300D and "analog" lense

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  1. deveel

    deveel TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    I have a problem with my Canon EOS 300D and an old Quantaray 80-300mm lens (I bought it 1995, need to check the correct name). The lens works fine on my EOS 500 (which it is supposed to be made for since it's a film camera) but when I want to use it on my 300D I can make one, sometimes two shots and then the camera tells me ERR 99. All other "analog" lenses work fine on my 300D. Can anybody tell me if this is a general problem or if may be just the lens contacts are dirty or something along these lines? Thanks for help.
     
  2. lazarus219

    lazarus219 TPF Noob!

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    Someone may correct me,
    But i think your lens needs 'rechipping' so it will work with the 300D, contact sigma about this- it will cost though, i dont believe the price is very steep for this service,

    you may be right about lens contacts, or incorrect mounting- check thse first and then contact sigma about getting it rechipped (maybe wait for verification from other members first)
     
  3. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, this sounds like an electronics problem with the older lens. As mentioned, usually the manufacturer can put a new chip into the lens, to solve the problem. I've heard of Tamron & Sigma doing this...even for free (plus shipping) but I don't know about Quantaray.

    When & if you find out how much it will cost to get this done...compare that to the price of a new/used Canon 75-300 lens. It may be a better option to just get a new lens.
     

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