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Aug 19, 2012 18:08 |  #1

Why does the screen jump around in the view finder when I am trying to focus on something. Is it supposed to do this? you can actually hear it making a noise and it jumps all over the place. Do I have something set wrong? Am I going nuts :lol: I feel like I am learning all over again with all the different features on the 7d :o


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Aug 19, 2012 18:14 |  #2

itzmered wrote in post #14879232 (external link)
Why does the screen jump around in the view finder when I am trying to focus on something. Is it supposed to do this? you can actually hear it making a noise and it jumps all over the place. Do I have something set wrong? Am I going nuts :lol: I feel like I am learning all over again with all the different features on the 7d :o

Can't say there's any jumping around with my 7D, there's some movement and noise from the lens IS until it stabilizes, but nothing major. It's barely noticable with my 24 - 105, my 300 is louder though.


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Aug 19, 2012 18:34 |  #3

Are you using a tripod and is your IS on? Sometimes if you are, you can see the "image" move in the viewfinder. Unless you have one of the lenses with intelligent IS, IS is (wow, that's a lot of "is") supposed to be off.


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Aug 19, 2012 19:00 |  #4

I am not using a tripod, I checked the IS is on on my 24 - 105 and there is significant jumping around of the screen. It is like someone is turning the camera back and forth and back and up and down. The noise I hear sounds like the image stabilizer when it kicks in on my sigma 150 - 500 but that doesnt jump all over the place. It does it when I hold the shutter part way down and if I let off it and then push it part way down again it stops. Anyone else experience this?


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Aug 19, 2012 19:28 |  #5

I have been searching the web for an answer to my problem and I think I have something wrong with my lens. Just coincidence that it happened after getting the 7d a couple of days ago? This video I found on youtube is exactly what my lens is doing http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=ZXXoZzknj4M (external link)


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Aug 19, 2012 19:32 |  #6

Well then, since you are not on a tripod, maybe what you are seeing in the VF is the normal action of the IS. I've always been able to see little adjustments separated by moments of steadiness, particularly if I consciously move the camera. Compare it with IS on and off, and also compare with AF in single shot and AF Servo. You may be experiencing IS and AF phenomenons.


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Aug 19, 2012 19:37 |  #7

This is not the slight movement that I am used to seeing when the the stabilizer kicks in. This is the image jumping all over the place and the stabilizer is really noisy and sounds like the video I posted. I wish I could take a video of what I see in the viewfinder. When I shut IS off it doesnt do it so I am assuming that something went wrong with my IS ?


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Aug 19, 2012 19:37 |  #8

Yeah, that sounds like a problem with the IS unit on the lens, not anything to do with the camera.


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Aug 19, 2012 19:47 |  #9

Conversation continues over on this thread: https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=14879549#po​st14879549


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Aug 19, 2012 19:59 |  #10

Try turning the IS off on your lens and see if the problem still persists. If it stops, then the IS on your lens is damaged and the problem has nothing to do with the camera.




  
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Aug 19, 2012 20:03 |  #11

The camera has no moving parts regarding the viewfinder as you compose a pic, etc, it is IS on the lens. Again, the OP has opened a new lens-based thread on this. -> https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=14879549#po​st14879549


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