How common is ‘Error 1’ on 24-105 v1 lenses?

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Klaus dk
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Re: How common is ‘Error 1’ on 24-105 v1 lenses?

My experience is with EF-S lenses. The first 24-105 was introduced in 2005, between the EF-S 17-85 and 10-22 which were introduced in 2004, and the 17-55 from 2006.

Those three EF-S lenses are known for the ribbon cable failure. I've had one 10-22 and two 17-55es break down on me. The cost of repair was high enough to eliminate what I saved from buying them second hand.

To be honest, I didn't know about the 24-105 before I read the OP, but it seems reasonable that it too would suffer the same weakness.

I suppose that Canon over time quietly changed the ribbon cable of the aperture assembly to a more sturdy one, so that repaired specimens doesn't fail again, but that is merely an assumption.

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