Having problems with your Canon EOS 40D Digital Camera with 17-85mm lens ?

Hi I have used my canon camera eos 400d with the 17-85 mm canon lense for nearly 2 years. Since last week i am encouttering the error 99 < replace the battery and try again>.I did this but the problem persist. I replaced the lense with the default lense that comes with the camera.The problem has been solve. So the conclusion is that the 17-85mm lense was faulty. Since it cannot fucus on automatic and is continueously blinking. I SHOULD BE GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD HELP ME TO HAV


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The lens most probably has dirty contact between the lens and camera body. It only worked with the "default" lens because you disturbed the dirt removing the 17-85 lens.

Here is what I'm suggesting, seeing you said the problem was solved by changing out the lens.

Clean the contact both on the lens and camera body with a pencil eraser, hold the camera body so the lens cavity is pointed downward and lightly polish the contacts don't use a puffer to clean the area you will just blow dirt into the camera.

Do the same with the lens contacts and you will be good to go
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