Lens Problem with my 600D: Error 01
It was frustrating enough for me to actually consider putting the lens on a back shelf somewhere to look pretty and collect dust. Then I remembered that Google and YouTube often have a solution for everything. So I put that little message in "Err 01 Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Clean the lens contacts."
Seems like the solution is right there on on the big screen on the back of my camera right? -- wrong!.
I did that, I cleaned the lens contacts repeatedly and tried again, and again and again and nothing worked. After a quick search on google my prayers were answered. I'll say this though you have to be careful where and who you take your information from. A lot of people are trying to be helpful but either don't understand the problem or have not experienced the problem and found a solution for themselves.
In this case, excessive cleaning of the gold plated contacts on the camera or the lens to turn both pieces into really night looking paperweights.
Apparently there is some kind of software programing that keeps many of the cheap lenses from working properly on the newer DSLR cameras. The only way to use these lenses is on F4 (or the widest Aperture) and in the AV (not TV or auto or something like that)
To be continued.....