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May 01, 2011 18:23 |  #1

not sure if this is normal or not.... when IS is off, this lens is silent

but when IS is turned on, i can hear a noise coming from inside the lens, which im not sure is completely normal. i dont have a recording, but if i had to guess, it sounds like something rolling/spinning (ie. a tiny gear on an axle), followed by a sudden TZZZ sound, at which point the "rolling/spinning" noise ceases.

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May 01, 2011 18:30 |  #2

Normal. Enjoy the lens.


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May 01, 2011 18:31 |  #3

Is this your first lens with IS? A lot of people mention the noise the IS unit makes in the 70-200 lens, but it's perfectly normal for some lenses to make a noise when the IS unit is whirring. I don't own a 24-105, but my 70-200 does make a noise whereas my 17-55 is pretty much silent.


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May 01, 2011 18:32 |  #4

Normal, enjoy your great new lens, had mine 2 months now. Superb lens


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May 01, 2011 18:34 |  #5

Very normal, some people report the image in the view finder shifting when IS kicks in also, that is normal.


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May 01, 2011 18:39 |  #6

ekinnyc wrote in post #12328915 (external link)
not sure if this is normal or not.... when IS is off, this lens is silent

but when IS is turned on, i can hear a noise coming from inside the lens, which im not sure is completely normal. i dont have a recording, but if i had to guess, it sounds like something rolling/spinning

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May 01, 2011 18:41 |  #7

should've gotten a 24-70, mine doesn't make any kind of sound :lol: (joking of course)


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May 01, 2011 20:27 |  #8

lol

thanks everyone. was a bit unnerving to hear a $900 lens make a strange noise. i assumed that IS was silent like USM


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May 01, 2011 21:18 |  #9

I was surprised how the IS sound, too when I bought first lens with IS... but now I had a lot of lenses with IS and this is completely normal... :)




  
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May 02, 2011 08:21 as a reply to  @ Karolina123's post |  #10

I had a thread about the exact same thing. I had the lens for a while before I used it in a place that was dead silent and heard the same thing. I didn't remember ever hearing it before so it freaked me out a little bit, but as you have found out it's completely normal!


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May 02, 2011 08:56 |  #11

I can hear the IS noise from mine only if I literally put my ear to the lens, otherwise it's impossible to hear it.


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May 02, 2011 12:25 |  #12

ekinnyc wrote in post #12329585 (external link)
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thanks everyone. was a bit unnerving to hear a $900 lens make a strange noise. i assumed that IS was silent like USM

Compared to my 70-200 f/4 IS the 24-105 is silent!


But yes, you will hear a slight whirring noise from this lens.


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May 02, 2011 12:41 |  #13

i can only hear the whirring inside if i put the lens to my ear.... not really a factor in regular shooting. however, i can still hear the tsszzz sound when the IS stops moving, even when im simply holding the camera in my hands and blindly focusing.

cant say enough about how happy i am with this lens otherwise


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