It's the "extension" part. 2 sets of contacts. If it doesn't resolve quickly, return the gear and have it replaced. You may be lucky and not have the error come back, now you have reseated the grip, if it does take the grip off straight away to see if that cures When I was freelancing, I always carried three bodies, two flashguns and plenty of lenses, plus spares for everything. http://axishost.net/error-99/error-99-canon-400d.php
It's Canon's way of saying "Something happened, and we don't know exactly what, but we know it isn't right". As stated above there are multiple causes and somtimes a remedy might work and at other times not. Yes, I know it's annoying now, but new cameras can have teething problems which need sorting, they are incredibly complex pieces of kit and that is what the warranty is for. Does it happen with only one lens, or multiple lenses. https://www.ephotozine.com/forums/topic/error-99---canon-400d-47875
It appears to be an "if all else fails use the error99" but that doesnt really help the people who are suffering the problems. It may be a lens problem. In this case though it sounds like the grip, rather than the camera.As for the bit about the photographers livelihood and err 99 costing them earnings, that is unlikely as pros Is it completely random or will things get better.
The nature of error 99 means that it doesn't give much of a clue as to what may be malfunctioning.Grips and lenses are the main culprits so, if cleaning all the I used 3 layers of ordinary electrical tape. Or it could have been a lens contact issue , that coincedently came good after the grip removal.Davehttps://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1D4, 1DS2, 7D2. Error 99 Canon 1000d It appears to be an "if all else fails use the error99" but that doesnt really help the people who are suffering the problems.
You're going to have to try to narrow it down by using fresh batteries, trying different lenses, trying different shooting modes, shooting wide open in Av, manually focussing, turning off IS Error 99 Canon Rebel Xt LOG IN TO REPLY gjl711gjl711I have been itching the new mellow Chet50,816 postsJoined Aug 2006Deep in the heart of TexasMore infoNov 04, 2006 21:52|#7Your best bet is to do a quick Aftermarket lenses and grips do seem more 'err 99' prone than Canon's own (and can have other problems too), which is why I only buy Canon lenses (I don't use grips).
A grip in effect is just an extension of the battery terminals and shutter button so shouldnt really cause an issue, if the camera works fine with the battery then why
I get the impression Canon's own brand grips bring problems as it is, so using a 3rd party grip seems the most likley issue IMO. Error 99 Canon 30d But don't expect somebody else's solution to work for you. Try this, attach the grip, tighten it securley and if the cam works, turn it on and then sorta, slightly twist or flex the grip if the code comes up its Contacts must have some resistance.
From the events you described , sounds like the grip was the culprit , but it may have been the second battery removal / reconnection or extra time between repowering up Don't wait too long either - a lot of companies won't relpace after 30 days and you have to repair. Is there a compatability issue with the 400D and a non canon battery grip?I used the grip a lot when i had a 350D and not a single problem. More about the author Canon should be able to break down every error and define it.
LOG IN TO REPLY ChoderboyChoderboyI Chimp, therefore I am4,267 postsGallery: 63 photosJoined Jul 2005Sydney, AustraliaMore infoNov 05, 2006 07:10|#15zacker wrote in post #2219079so then it seems the 400D is gonna be Removed the battery and CF card, reinstalled them but still getting it.Now i must add that i am using a battery grip too, its not a canon battery grip (and before Try this, attach the grip, tighten it securley and if the cam works, turn it on and then sorta, slightly twist or flex the grip if the code comes up its Error 99 Canon 20d I get the impression Canon's own brand grips bring problems as it is, so using a 3rd party grip seems the most likley issue IMO.
Click here to register to the forums.Registered members get all the features: search, following threads, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, settings, I had 4 separate ERR-99 issues and it took 5 months working with Canon to resolve them all. However, it can be caused by something malfunctioning actually within the camera itself. click site Hoping this is just a minor glitch i had and wont be angoing problem.....Canon 400D & Battery GripCanon EF-S 18-55,LOG IN TO REPLY ChoderboyChoderboyI Chimp, therefore I am4,267 postsGallery: 63 photosJoined
There are known issues with Canon grips. Don't wait too long either - a lot of companies won't relpace after 30 days and you have to repair. Canon should be able to break down every error and define it. And using the camera without the grip is a bit of a nightmare for me because the camera is quite small without it and just doesnt sit right in my hand
Cameras can fail at any time, whether or not it says 'err 99' is not the issue, anybody relying on a camera for their living has at least one spare with Does re-seating the lens make it better? It could also be the memory card, so try different cards.If none of this shows an obvious culprit, you may need to send it to Canon for a check up. With 'err 99' that is what you do automatically and in most cases will have you up and running again in under a minute, where you would still be looking for
It just increases the pressure at the contacts between grip and body.Davehttps://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/1D4, 1DS2, 7D2. The lens is the standard kit lens too.It has been working fine up until last night when i decided to take some pics of the kids watching the fireworks. Suggestion was for 2 layers. Even now, as a hobbyist, I would never do a shoot without a spare body.
I just reboot the camera and carry on.From your last post, it would seem that the likely cause is the aftermarket grip, they are prone to giving err 99. If it is a fault in the camera itself, then the camera will need to be replaced or repaired under warranty.Once you have solved the current issue, err 99 should be If one is essential to you, and you are sure the grip is at fault, then you'll have to go the Canon route. Cleaning the contacts did nothing and I ended up sending 2 lenses and the body back several times.
these grips sure seem to cause a lot of grief. You might want to narrow down the problem before escalating to Canon. It could be that it wasn't seated quite right and, now you have replaced it, the problem may now go away for some time. My 20D has shown 'err 99' 3 or 4 times in about 70,000 shots, each time switching off and on again cleared it and it didn't show up again for a