17-55 noise for this lens owners!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by zeiter, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. zeiter, Jan 22, 2013
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    Prodo123

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    That is the IS working. It sounds all the time on my 70-200mm.
    Although I'd say it's a bit louder than normal...
    If it bothers you take it in to a Canon Factory Service Center.
     
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    There's nothing wrong as far as I can tell from your video.
     
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    chriscl

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    Sounds exactly the same as my 17-55; the noise is the Image Stabiliser working, and is quite normal.
     
  5. zeiter, Jan 23, 2013
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    How come do you say it's louder?

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    is the sound level the same as your camera???

    if i send it in @ Canon, can they repair it?
     
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    acearchie

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    You have to understand that this lens is primarily made for stills and not solely for video.

    If you are unhappy with the sound for video then invest in a off camera mic as it is the vibration resonating through the body to the mic.
     
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    If you are worried about the noise you can
    1) turn off IS and AF and run the lens in manual mode from a tripod. If not a tripod at least a monopod.
    2) Use some other device to record the audio and maybe even use a closer microphone

    All professionals do both of the above when possible.
     
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    Prodo123

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    Both my 18-55 and my friend's 24-105 have softer IS, and it's just as loud as a heavy-duty telephoto IS.
     
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    Normal. If the sound of the image stabilization offends you, turn it off. Shouldn't be on making videos in any event.
     

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