08-21-2013 04:46 PM
I have an EOS 24-105 attached to a 5D Mk III and get an error message: "Err 01 communications between the camera athd lens is faulty. Clean the lens contacts." This occurs when you attempt to shoot at any focal length except wide open. If you attempt to depress the shutter part way for trigger auto focus/exposure the lens motors seem to cycle continuously an fully depressing the button gives the error message on the back screen. placing it in manual focus on the lens and manual exposure on the left dial only stops the focus from searching but the motors keep cycling and the result is the same error message.
when this first occured i cleaned the contacts and resumed shooting normally. Over the course of several months it got worse then suddenly dramically worse to the state it is now in.
the lens is about 2 years old. what are my options for correcting this?
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08-21-2013 08:41 PM
Sounds like a lens problem which will require servicing. About the only way to verify that is to try it on other bodies. I am assuming you have other lenses & that they work on your camera.