Beginner Have I bought a dud camera or lens?

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Rikki
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looking for some advice.

I bought the wife a used 60D on eBay to see if she will like photography.

The camera and lens arrived yesterday (yongnuo 50mm f1.8).

opened it up to test it out and when trying to take a photo the flash goes off but the error ‘Err 01 communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Clean the lens contacts’

now I bought a few other lens from other sellers and when they are on they seem to work fine.

is the lens faulty? Or should I be wary about the actual camera?

thanks
 
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Rich
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Is it anything to do with it being a manual focus lens?
Not familiar with either camera or lens, but perhaps a setting or two needs changing
 
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That lens is notorious for the auto focus failing, it's a plastic lens and there is a small plastic gear wheel inside which, due to poor quality, strips the teeth.
 
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I appreciate the speedy reply’s folks and it is the answer I was hoping for.
 
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The test would be to see if it'll focus manually?
 
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