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Jan 20, 2013 15:15 |  #1

hello all, i just got this lens, bought it from a member here. Does your copy make a loud noise when IS goes on and off..like after each time i push the shutter, I hear like a big cassette rewinding noise for half second. I just took a couple pictures of my wife and she even heard it...it was in our work room with no sound...


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Jan 20, 2013 17:15 |  #2

Yes, that is the IS working. Some lenses have louder IS units than others.


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Jan 20, 2013 19:21 |  #3

Mine wasn't that loud, but noticeable. Lots of people note theirs as being noisy though, nothing to worry about


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Jan 20, 2013 19:29 |  #4

Mine is very quiet


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Jan 20, 2013 21:50 |  #5

can Canon correct this if I send the unit in? How much would it cost me?


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Jan 20, 2013 22:23 |  #6

It most likely doesn't need to be sent in. Its normal for the IS in that lens to make noise when starting/stopping.


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Jan 21, 2013 07:06 |  #7

ljason8eg wrote in post #15514051 (external link)
It most likely doesn't need to be sent in. Its normal for the IS in that lens to make noise when starting/stopping.

I know this, but what noise level is acceptable (normal) vs too loud (not acceptable) ?


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Jan 21, 2013 09:29 |  #8

Zeiterphoto wrote in post #15514914 (external link)
I know this, but what noise level is acceptable (normal) vs too loud (not acceptable) ?

They are all a bit different, and each person's hearing is sensitive to different sounds. There is no good answer here. If you feel that there is something wrong, the only way to find out is to send it to Canon, unfortunately.


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Jan 21, 2013 09:55 |  #9

sounds like yours is fine. Turn the IS off if you don't need it and you care that much.


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Jan 21, 2013 10:22 |  #10

sonofjesse wrote in post #15515349 (external link)
sounds like yours is fine. Turn the IS off if you don't need it and you care that much.

Do most people but the IS off anyways?


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Jan 21, 2013 14:24 |  #11

I use this lens a lot with IS almost always on and I never notice it. (BTW, just had my hearing tested and all is well.)

I sent the lens in to Canon after a fall and had it repaired for $155.00. No noise before and no noise after.


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Jan 21, 2013 16:27 as a reply to  @ Tom_D's post |  #12

mine started off noisy then after awhile (a few months) it stopped making any noise ?
very odd my other IS lens don't make a sound just seems to be mostly the 17-55 !




  
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Jan 21, 2013 16:40 as a reply to  @ tribalstu's post |  #13

It's times like this I'm okay with my moderate hearing loss. I never hear all of these issues that others post about. As long as my 17-55 keeps working, I'm happy. ;)


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Jan 21, 2013 19:04 |  #14

If I take a picture of my wife about 2 meters away in a quiet room, the ears the zipping noise when the IS stops working. Is this normal?


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Jan 21, 2013 20:04 |  #15

How old was the lens?


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