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Error 01 between Mark IV and 300 only
Stew Milne, Photographer
Providence | RI | USA | Posted: 4:37 PM on 08.04.16
->> So recently I received the Canon Error 01 between my Mark IV body and 300/2.8 non-IS lens. I cleaned the contacts and it worked for a day. I took it into MidState Camera Repair and Mark said I need new contacts on the lens as they were pitted.

I get the lens back today and same problem. Some additional info that has stumped Mark at MCR. I can use the focus button to focus the lens, but I only get the error when I press the shutter button. It doesn't give error message all the time though. It might work for a burst of 5 shots, then give error message. I can use the lens in manual mode without any error.

I can also put the lens on an older Mark IIn body without getting the error.

At moment, seems to working okay at 2.8. Just tried burst at 5.6 and got the error.

Anywone had experience with this? Suggestions!
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Daniel Malmberg, Photographer
Huskvarna | Sweden | Sweden | Posted: 10:00 PM on 08.04.16
->> I might be totally wrong. But i would consider that it has to do with the aperture to do. As far as i can understand, the aperture are controlled by electric signals. And the "leafs" in the aperture might be "stuck".
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Duane Burleson, Photographer
Sterling Heights | MI | USA | Posted: 10:12 PM on 08.04.16
->> Try the lens on all your cameras at f/2.8. Then try it at f/5.6 or f/8. If you do not get the error at 2.8 but do when stopped down, I would say the there is something wrong in the aperture assembly.
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Kevin Krows, Photographer
Forsyth | IL | USA | Posted: 6:39 AM on 08.05.16
->> If I'm not mistaken, the Canon lens you are using is between 18 - 29 years old. Your camera is between 5-7 years old which is pretty current. MCR is one of the best places for you to get your gear serviced as one or two of their folks are former Canon service employees if I'm not mistaken.

If Mark couldn't figure it out I'm not sure anyone else could. He's saved a lot of folks over the years with older gear including myself.

Personally, I wouldn't hesitate buying a used f4 300IS and using it on a Mark IV. I would do that before sinking any more money into an older lens. I don't use the f4 300IS any more but owned one for several years and loved it. May even buy it again some day to use on a 1DX/II.

All I'm really saying is don't throw good money after bad.

Good luck! Hope it works out to be something minor. If not, I've seen good used f4 300IS for as low as $700.00. Less if they are beat to death and look like hell.
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Alan Look, Photographer
Bloomington - Normal | IL | United States | Posted: 8:55 AM on 08.05.16
->> A friend of mine had the problem. Same thing, sent it in had it worked on, came back still with the problem. Then he found this: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=a+tamron+lens+01+error+on+a+canon+&&view=detail&mid=296DBB4F11D38B69B26C296DBB4F11D38B69B26C&FORM=VRDGAR

It seems to have worked for him so give it a try.

I would also add that for me it is often beneficial when I get strange little problems to reload the firmware. Yep, shouldn't make a difference if you reload the same version but it just seems to refresh some things.
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Stew Milne, Photographer
Providence | RI | USA | Posted: 10:07 AM on 08.05.16
->> @Kevin . Mark at MCR said the same thing about throwing money at the problem.
Up until now, the older 300 and Mark IV have been working flawlessly together. However, my older 70-200 non-IS did not work with the Mark IV. Had to buy the new version II.

@Duane. Mark at MCR doesn't think it's the aperture control as the leafs stop down and release. I did a test yesterday at a variety of f-stops. It seems to give error only when using autofocus. I originally got the error when I was shooting at f2.8. Now it only seems to happen at f4-5.6. MCR also cleaned the gold focus ring.

@Alan. Thanks I look at link. MCR wanted me to do my own research and then let him know what might be the problem.
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Alan Look, Photographer
Bloomington - Normal | IL | United States | Posted: 9:43 PM on 08.05.16
->> Stew, the camera and lens I know of were sent to MCR. I believe that this information was also related. My friend just got it back this week.
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Kevin Krows, Photographer
Forsyth | IL | USA | Posted: 7:06 AM on 08.06.16
->> @Alan - "Reloading Firmware" ... I kind of forgot about that tip. I think Clark Brooks told me about that years ago and it has done the trick many times. Kind of forgot about it because I haven't had to do it as of late. Seems like Canon has released enough firmware updates that have kept my cameras pretty happy.

If you are using an older camera where firmware is no longer being issued, it just might be a good idea to reload the firmware proactively once a year or so.

Good catch Alan.
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Al Goldis, Photographer
East Lansing | MI | USA | Posted: 4:56 PM on 08.06.16
->> If a 70-200 non-IS did not work with your Mark IV then I think that increases the likelihood that the problem might actually be the camera--or at least part of the problem.

I have an old beat up 50D that started behaving in a similar fashion. It works ok (not great but ok) with the lens wide open but locks up if you stop down the lens, especially if you try to shoot a burst. Doesn't matter which lens; if you stop it down it's toast. The problem was occasional when it started, then gradually and steadily got worse. I can't figure out why the problem arose and I'm not going to pay a cent to have it repaired or even diagnosed because... it's a 50D--a virtually disposable camera, unlike a Mark IV.
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