The “Check lens” error mes


The “Check lens” error message appears if no lens is mounted, lens is not mounted fully, or there is a communication problem between the lens and body (which could be as simple as dirty contracts – or far mor serious). If you can get hands on another XL1, try its lens to isolate the problem to the lens or body.

Otherwise, dismount the lens, check the contacts on the body and the lens, clean with swab and denatured alcohol if needed. Remount. If the problem persists, remove the main battery -and- the back-up (watch) battery for an hour or so. Replace and check. If the problem persists, get your checkbook out and send the camera to service.

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