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IS Noise

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April 30, 2012 4:35:32 PM

I purchased a used Canon 70-200mm L series lens with IS. When the shutter is half way pressed you can easily hear the IS working, but should I be able to hear it easily? I have read wear others have to put their lens near their ear to hear it, not mine, it is heard easily. I have the 18-55 lens with IS that came with the camera and you can't hear it. I'm thinking you shouldn't be able to hear it. Interested in hearing from others with this lens.

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April 30, 2012 6:48:26 PM

Welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums!

Image Stabilization mechanisms are different for different lenses. The same goes for Auto Focus lenses. You should compare the sound from another lens of the same specs.
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