sigma 70-210 UC with DSLR

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  1. mentos_007

    mentos_007 The Freshmaker!

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    hi.. my friend just borrowed me sigma 70-210 UC to canon... I wonder... if it's gonna work with DSLR (350d)... I'm afraid to check :p so if you;ve checked tell me please what happened!:)
     
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    ok I tried...
    now I need to know what to do:
    the lens works pretty well at the apperture 4-5.6 (so the widest apperture), but when I changed it to something like f/8 or smaller I got an error 99.
    Now, I know that mostly I'll be shooting at 4-5.6 when everything is ok and I love wide appertures. But is it safe to the camera?
     
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    It's not going to hurt the camera, but to work properly, it will probably need to be resent to Sigma and have a new chip put in to work with newer cameras.
     
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    do you know anything about the cost of it? Because if I'm to spend a few $$ I think that I should save up for about 2-3 months and buy even 70-300 or 55-200 basic lens...
     
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    I have no idea what the cost is. My advice would be to just save up and buy a GOOD lens, like the Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 ;)
     
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    I have the Sigma 1:4-5.6 DG 70-300mm lens and am reasonably happy with it. I say it is my incompetence in photography if this lens does not produce the pics I want, not the lens.

    There are better lenses, of course.
    Like the ones Raymond or Peter use.
    But who can afford those!?!?
    I got this new (second of the same kind) Sigma lens for €169,- only a couple of days before we flew to New York. At a Media Markt, I think... yes. In Hamburg-Harburg. I remember now.
     
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    I have the same lense, but Quantaray. It sucks. I hate it. I wish I had my $179 back. I will never buy a "cheap" lense again. I can tell a HUGE difference in the sharpness!
     
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    I do know that with my Nikon D50, you cannot change the aperture manually, it has to be set at the highest f/number and locked there, then changed through the camera - or else the camera gives an error message.
     
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    I just goggled “Canon error 99” seem to be some uncertainness what the error means. But most conmen answer is that the contacts between the lens and camera are dirty, I your case it would like be the contacts on the lens need cleaning.

    This site recommend cleaning them with a pencil erases.
    http://www.richardsnotes.org/archives/2005/04/29/50mm-lens-contact-points/
     
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    You'll get an error99 if you use a 3rd party lens that is not made to newer digital standards. I've never heard of it happening with older Canon EF lenses, but with Sigma and Tamrons it does happen. I bought a Sigma 50mm 2.8 macro, and it works fine on my Eos 50, but gives an error 99 on my 20D.
     
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    but if I shoot for a couple of times it won't harm the camera???
     
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    It's not going to harm it at all. It's just getting the signals crossed.
     

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