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Canon 7d mark ii click click sound

 
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Nov 29, 2014 20:32 |  #1

I noticed that mine makes some 'click' or ' tleek tleek' sound if i shake my 7d ii in a silent room, what about yours ..??? Its a faulty by manufacturer or its a normal ..




  
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Nov 29, 2014 20:45 |  #2

Unfortunately,it's normal.Mine does the same thing.

The sound comes from the two silver guide arms for the pop-up flash.When the flash is up the arms are under tension and no longer make any noise.But when the flash is down,the arms are loose and make a clicking noise if you move the camera around.

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Robert




  
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Nov 29, 2014 21:02 |  #3

robert614 wrote in post #17300399 (external link)
Unfortunately,it's normal.Mine does the same thing.

The sound comes from the two silver guide arms for the pop-up flash.When the flash is up the arms are under tension and no longer make any noise.But when the flash is down,the arms are loose and make a clicking noise if you move the camera around.

Are you sure?

Most modern cameras will have a slight rattle if you shake them, or click if you rotate them. There is a moving part in there, that rolls or slides as you move the camera, to tell it how it is oriented. That is necessary for certain functions to work properly (automatically rotating vertical shots, switching between AF points for each orientation etc). I imagine it to be along the lines of a small ballbearing in a curved track, with a contact at each end.

What you are hearing sounds normal to me, it is just the ball moving in the track (or whatever it uses).




  
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Nov 29, 2014 21:05 as a reply to  @ sandpiper's post |  #4

It can reportedly be either, or both.

Hop in the time machine everyone! :

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=229710

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"As discussed ad infinitum in this forum (and others) in multiple threads, there are two sources of slight noise on some Canon bodies - the pop-up flash and the orientation sensor. The Canon D30 and D60 did not have the orientation sensor, nor did IIRC the 300D, though I may be mistaken about the later. The orientation sensor makes a slight sound some have decribed as a rattle or a click when the camera is moved from portrait to landscape orientation and vice versa. In a low noise environment I can clearly hear this on my 10D and 20D. On some bodies you can also hear the pop-up flash shifting in it's housing. This noise is less noticable when the flash is up. In both cases, the noise is normal and nothing to worry about.

Mark"


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Nov 29, 2014 21:13 |  #5

sandpiper wrote in post #17300417 (external link)
Are you sure?

Most modern cameras will have a slight rattle if you shake them, or click if you rotate them. There is a moving part in there, that rolls or slides as you move the camera, to tell it how it is oriented. That is necessary for certain functions to work properly (automatically rotating vertical shots, switching between AF points for each orientation etc). I imagine it to be along the lines of a small ballbearing in a curved track, with a contact at each end.

What you are hearing sounds normal to me, it is just the ball moving in the track (or whatever it uses).

That is what I also thought at first.But examining it further the sound is definitely coming from the guide arms.You can check by lowering the flash half way and touching the arms.It makes the exact sound the OP is describing.Then when you raise the flash again the noise is gone.

Cheers,

Robert




  
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Jun 28, 2015 14:07 |  #6

robert614 wrote in post #17300399 (external link)
Unfortunately,it's normal.Mine does the same thing.

The sound comes from the two silver guide arms for the pop-up flash.When the flash is up the arms are under tension and no longer make any noise.But when the flash is down,the arms are loose and make a clicking noise if you move the camera around.

Regards,

Robert

I just noticed what sounded like a slight rattle in my copy as well. A bit upsetting when you first hear it. Luckily, I came across this thread and your comment. As you indicated, as soon as I opened
the flash the noise went away. Thank you for posting. I'm sure there are plenty of other things for me to get neurotic about. :-)


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