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.
nothing is wrong with the lens mechanically, and it produces great IQ as advertised