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Hi guys, I have an EOS 1D mkII N which ha been working fine with my little Canon Ultrasonic 28-80 lens and also with a Tamron Aspherical 28-200.

Today I received a Sigma 28-200, not sure what model lens it is, but it does have SAF written on it.

The Sigma will only work on P (Auto) mode, if I try to use it on any other mode then the shutter locks and I get"Err 01" in the LCD

The lens works fine on an old EOS1000F N film camera on all modes

Any ideas???

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Canon’s explanation of the Err01 is “Communications between the camera and the lens is faulty. Clean the lens contact.†Well, life can’t be that simple can it?

I’m sure there are cases where the lens contacts are indeed dirty enough to interfere with communication between the camera and the lens. There are lots of cleaning tips online including the ‘pencil eraser’ method

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Only just seen this reply mate, the OP is two years old, don;t know how it got revived, I've not even got the camera anymore ;)

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