Hi all (be gentle I'm new!)
My old (non-IS) EF 75-300 broke this summer, and I decided to upgrade to the newer version with IS.
The first thing I noticed was that the lens is very noisy - it makes an audible whirring/grinding noise during and after focusing. This appears to be due to the IS - turn it off and the lens is all but silent.
Is this normal? I have visited a couple of sites that suggest that the IS mechanism can be noisy, but then I also own a 17-85 IS lens which makes no audible noise at all.
I can always send it back to Amazon if it's faulty, but obviously I don't want to unless I have to!