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Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS - Clicking noise when focusing - Normal?

 
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Jul 30, 2009 17:15 |  #1

I just got a used Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS, and it's pretty darn sharp even open wide. However, I noticed that when I focus, there's always an audible clicking sound. This seems to only happen when the IS is on.


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Jul 30, 2009 18:31 |  #2

That's it! The IS function engaging. My 70-200 IS and my 100-400 IS both do it.


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Jul 30, 2009 20:14 |  #3

Yep, completely expected. It's the IS.


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Aug 02, 2009 13:21 as a reply to  @ Scottes's post |  #4

Yes sir, it is the IS at work.

I wondered if something was wrong with my new 70-200 f/4 IS that I bought a fortnight back - then realised it was the IS at work.


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Aug 03, 2009 01:09 |  #5

The IS on my 300mm f/4 is very loud too. And when IS stops/disengages, there's a soft swirling noise like the motor is coming to a stop.


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Aug 26, 2009 14:37 |  #6

Rio Sundoro wrote in post #8388762 (external link)
The IS on my 300mm f/4 is very loud too. And when IS stops/disengages, there's a soft swirling noise like the motor is coming to a stop.

This. Just got my 70-200 f/2.8 IS and it makes that noise. Thought it was broken :)

Glad to know it is just 'working' ;)


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Aug 26, 2009 15:07 |  #7

My 70-200 2.8 IS was doing the same thing before which was a bit loud and after a week it didn't sound that loud anymore and I couldn't hear the clicking sound like before. I'm abit worried I might've done something to the lens.

I'm not sure if the way I put my lens on my camera bag caused something.


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Aug 26, 2009 17:27 |  #8

More like a "Clunk. Whiirrrrr..." :)


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Aug 26, 2009 18:33 |  #9

^^^ Yup. Mine does the same. I also hear it on my 55-250IS (which I've already sold off), but the sound is slightly different.


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Aug 26, 2009 18:40 |  #10

Omaru wrote in post #8527521 (external link)
My 70-200 2.8 IS was doing the same thing before which was a bit loud and after a week it didn't sound that loud anymore and I couldn't hear the clicking sound like before. I'm abit worried I might've done something to the lens.

I'm not sure if the way I put my lens on my camera bag caused something.

Did you check the switches on the lens to make sure they're in the correct positions?


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Aug 26, 2009 19:00 |  #11

nik.hisham wrote in post #8528598 (external link)
^^^ Yup. Mine does the same. I also hear it on my 55-250IS (which I've already sold off), but the sound is slightly different.

Dunno bout the 55-250 but the 18-55 made my jaw drop with how quiet its IS is, and how smooth it is..i couldnt feel it engage at all [I actually had to check it was on o_o]


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Aug 26, 2009 19:14 |  #12

Always thought the IS noise would be obvious. But yes it's the IS working.


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Aug 26, 2009 21:45 |  #13

It is a 'whirring'... like it is 'shutting down it's turbine' when it is finished. roflmao


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Apr 26, 2011 20:25 |  #14

Sorry to bring up this old thread, but how loud is loud. I just bought a 70-200 IS used and the IS is very loud...surprisingly so. my 17-55 is basically silent compared this. Im fine if its ok but just loud but I dont want this thing to die on me.

any input is appreciated.

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Apr 26, 2011 21:05 as a reply to  @ jkobel's post |  #15

Send it in to get fixed.




  
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