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Miladymimi
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Apr 20, 2012 17:36 |  #1

Has anyone had the problem with the 70-200 f4 IS lens not working if the IS is on? This is a new lens and I've only used it a few times, but the last two times when I try to take a picture the IS motor just runs and runs and the shutter won't release. I've tried different settings and distances from subject but it doesn't make a difference. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. I can turn the IS off and it works fine. I keep thinking it's something I'm doing, but I can't figure out what. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.




  
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Apr 20, 2012 17:45 |  #2

Usually I never had such problem.
However few things to check.
There are two switches
1. IS mode( 1 and 2 for tripod and hand held)
2. Focus distance switch ( 1.2 mtr to INF and 3m to INF). Check If you have turned on 3m-INF, while focusing a near subject
Also if there is low light, focus might hunt for few sec or need bit of manual assist.


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Apr 20, 2012 18:29 |  #3

mzondeki wrote in post #14300317 (external link)
Usually I never had such problem.
However few things to check.
There are two switches
1. IS mode( 1 and 2 for tripod and hand held)
2. Focus distance switch ( 1.2 mtr to INF and 3m to INF). Check If you have turned on 3m-INF, while focusing a near subject
Also if there is low light, focus might hunt for few sec or need bit of manual assist.

#2 is my guess or simply too close to subject. Other than that I have never seen that issue.


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Miladymimi
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Apr 20, 2012 18:34 |  #4

Thanks for the input. I'll try again and see if getting further away will help. The strange part is if I take it off IS, it takes the picture just fine. Is it normal for the IS motor to be so loud? Thanks again for the help.




  
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Apr 20, 2012 18:49 as a reply to  @ Miladymimi's post |  #5

The IS is the loudest of my IS/OS lenses so that sounds normal.


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Apr 20, 2012 19:10 as a reply to  @ FEChariot's post |  #6

My 70-200mm f/4L IS would sometimes not shoot early in my career with that lens. It was simply that I was too close to my subject.


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kyarger
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Apr 20, 2012 20:07 as a reply to  @ RPCrowe's post |  #7

For WIW, I purchased my copy in 2007, and it's been back to Canon twice to have the IS repaired....




  
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Marco2011
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Apr 21, 2012 05:32 |  #8

no problems with my baby girl :) she is little loud when IS is turned on but I am used to it now :D.
I think your one is sick and needs a doctor.


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