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Noisey IS motor on 24-105...is it a problem?

 
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Feb 03, 2009 03:09 |  #1

I just aquired a 24-105 from a dealer. It was second hand but is virtually new, having a UW07 date code.

It has just arrived and I was like an excited child opening the box.

Taken a few test shots. Happy with the results, but, I was suprised I could hear the IS motor. On my little old kit lens I could never hear anything.

My concern is; is there an issue with the motor? or is this normal?

My thoughts are I am being paranoid, but, thought I would ask for the thoughts of other owners of this lens.


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Feb 03, 2009 04:57 |  #2

Big G wrote in post #7243564 (external link)
I just aquired a 24-105 from a dealer. It was second hand but is virtually new, having a UW07 date code.

It has just arrived and I was like an excited child opening the box.

Taken a few test shots. Happy with the results, but, I was suprised I could hear the IS motor. On my little old kit lens I could never hear anything.

My concern is; is there an issue with the motor? or is this normal?

My thoughts are I am being paranoid, but, thought I would ask for the thoughts of other owners of this lens.

I can hear mine Big G. I wouldn't say is deafening but it's certainly audible.

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Feb 03, 2009 07:43 |  #3

I had the same concern. They say it is louder than most IS motors. I have had mine for about a year, and I guess you get used to it. Just enjoy the quality.




  
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Feb 03, 2009 07:47 as a reply to  @ cypressimage's post |  #4

The more glass to stabilize, the louder the IS is :)

My 17-85 is pretty quiet, my 70-200 is louder, and my 100-400 is LOUD :lol:




  
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Feb 03, 2009 07:50 |  #5

I've never really noticed it on the 24-105 but I do hear it on the 70-200 2.8 IS


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Feb 03, 2009 07:54 |  #6

Thanks for the replies folks. As suspected I was being paranoid. A touch of buyer remorse perhaps?

I could never describe it as loud, it is just that I never heard the IS on my kit lens (18-55).

With the results from playing with it around the house, I know I am going to enjoy this lens.


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Feb 03, 2009 08:00 |  #7

My 70-200 is loud, my 17-55 is pretty quiet, but not super silent. The rented 100-400 was a lot quieter than my 70-200 and 17-55.


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Feb 03, 2009 09:01 |  #8

It's normal.
In fact you get copy to copy variation of the same lens.
Some copies clunk, others just grind.

Don't worry about it and enjoy the lens!




  
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Feb 03, 2009 09:19 |  #9

My old 24-105L had a little grind to it.. but it's normal. The 70-200 f/4L IS is pretty darn loud though - thankfully the stabilization is second-to-none. :)


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Feb 03, 2009 11:20 |  #10

Thanks again folks, this has put my mind to rest and I feel much happier now after your replies and an hour or so playing with the lens (nothing worth posting :o )

The original post was about 40 minutes after opening the box and taking a few test shots. If it had been brand new, I would not have been worried about it. My initial thoughts were; am I being paranoid? or did the previous owner get rid because of an IS motor problem?

Now I know the answer to both those questions :)

I just cannot understand why someone would buy a lens then trade it in less than nine months later - glad they did :lol:


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Feb 03, 2009 11:40 |  #11

My loudest is the 300f4L IS! :) But I think the longer lenses are even louder. I geuss the longer the f/l the more the IS has to work


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Feb 03, 2009 13:34 |  #12

nicksan wrote in post #7244805 (external link)
It's normal.
In fact you get copy to copy variation of the same lens.
Some copies clunk, others just grind.

Don't worry about it and enjoy the lens!

Isn't that strange... i've tried 3 copies of the 24-105L and they all have different "IS" noises... strange but they all work flawlessly nonetheless.


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Feb 05, 2009 04:57 |  #13

Ya I thought mine had issues too but come to find out that its normal. I checked it side by side with NIB lenses and talked to a few owners of the lens.

I guess you get use to it. :)

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