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Apr 04, 2010 21:04 |  #1

Hey,
I have a 17-55 EFS f2.8.
The Image Stabilizer does a little freak out where the image bounces around in the viewfinde really fast.
Has this happened to anyone else?
It's never been dropped or anything.
Do I have to send it back? Or is there an easy fix?
Any thoughts are appreciated.




  
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Apr 04, 2010 23:46 |  #2

Could be the IS unit has failed, not an uncommon occurrence for this lens

I would clean the contacts first with a pencil eraser and then retry before sending it in.

The pencil eraser is very good at removing oxidation that may have occurred on the contacts which may impair communication between the camera and lens


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Apr 05, 2010 01:12 as a reply to  @ smorter's post |  #3

ive seen this happen to about four or five 24-105mm lenses and a couple of 70-200IS lenses
IS mechanism needed to be replaced




  
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Apr 05, 2010 02:35 |  #4

Happened to my 17-15 a couple of years ago. Had to send it in to Canon to get the IS motor replaced.


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Apr 05, 2010 05:16 |  #5

diabolus wrote in post #9934788 (external link)
Happened to my 17-15 a couple of years ago. Had to send it in to Canon to get the IS motor replaced.

same her just out of guarantee - cost £90 at the time


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Apr 05, 2010 19:24 |  #6

This has just happened to my 70-200 2.8 IS - It is currently at Canon Factory for repair. >_<


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Apr 06, 2010 18:31 as a reply to  @ leninglass's post |  #7

Thanks for the info!
I'll send her back after a good eraser rubbing.




  
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Apr 06, 2010 19:22 |  #8

yes it has happened to my 17-55 before, essentially the IS is dead
repair cost was $300 here, 3-4 week turn around


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