Having problems with your Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP Digital SLR Camera Digital Camera with EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens ?

Error message communication between camera and lens is faulty

\015 I keep getting the following message on my brand new 50d canon camera "communication between the camera and the lens is faulty"\015\012when I am using efs 17-85mm lens - I have tried cleaning the contacts but the message still comes up - it is not on every photo but I can only get a couple of shots in between. Can anyone tell me what I should do - I am new to Photography. The lens was bought from someone and was not brand new.RegardsHeather\015

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Your flex cable to the Iris is broken. Have a look at my gallery at http://www.pbase.com/barry_2718/efs1785mm I have the same symptoms. At 28 or 35mm it make work ok. try Av mode and f8 aperture to see if you get an err01 because the aperture does not move either. Sound like you may have been sold a dead lens I am afraid to say. There are lots of reports about this lens failing after 2 to 3 years of use.
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