I’ve exhausted all possible ways to fix the Err 01 clean the lens contacts, as of right now I have a kit lens that I could use. It’s not what I’m used to, and I’ve never shot with it before until now.
I was testing to see if the problem were in the lens or the camera, and clearly it is the lens. I’ll need to send it off to have it clean, we don’t have any local camera store that would service the lens. The closest camera store is in Charlotte and that’s one hour drive away.
I’m glad that this kit lens came with Image Stabilizer (IS), and the image of this gift handmade soap from Cambree Notes came out nice.
I’m thinking about buying a new lens, definitely can’t afford another L-series lens and came across one that I thought I might like, the EF 85mm f/1.8 USM Standard & Medium Telephoto. It has great reviews, and not very pricey. I like the fact that it allows you to get closer to the image, the f/1.8 will come in handy under low lighting conditions, great for food photography and will allow you to shoot closeup with a nice bokeh background. I’m sold.