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Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« on: December 31, 2013, 03:08:33 PM »
I finally sold my non-IS 70-200 and updated to this amazing piece of glass. So far I am incredibly impressed with the image quality it produces on both my 5D2 and 5D3. I just have a few questions regarding the proper use of some of the switches:

- I have heard in the past that it is not good for a lens to switch from the image stabilization off when the camera is powered on. Does it matter if I switch image stabilization modes from 1 to 2 when the camera is powered up, or should I turn the camera off before I make the switch?

- Another thing I noticed is that there is a slight wiggle, or a bit of movement left and right, when the lens is attached securely to the camera body. Is this normal to expect this slight movement?


Thanks!
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Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« on: December 31, 2013, 03:08:33 PM »

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2013, 03:14:30 PM »
You must have read the power on thing on this forum. It sounds like a Rumor. I have never heard that one before, and never had a problem switching back and forth.

Yes the 70-200mm II has a tiny bit of play in it. I have seen this issue brought up several times and the conclusion is always that this is normal for the lens.

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2013, 03:33:14 PM »
You must have read the power on thing on this forum. It sounds like a Rumor. I have never heard that one before, and never had a problem switching back and forth.

Yes the 70-200mm II has a tiny bit of play in it. I have seen this issue brought up several times and the conclusion is always that this is normal for the lens.

Spot on.

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 12:48:59 AM »
Thank you Takesome1 and Neuro! I appreciate the quick help!
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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 05:18:20 PM »
Another point: don't suddenly swing the lens when the IS is being turned on or off (before you hear the IS park noise), or you can risk damage the IS module.
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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 05:31:28 PM »
Another point: don't suddenly swing the lens when the IS is being turned on or off (before you hear the IS park noise), or you can risk damage the IS module.

Interesting point. I have never heard that one before either.
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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2014, 12:27:32 PM »
Hi guys.

Do you notice some sort of rumbling if you rotate this lens or slightly shake it? There is not a lot of noise but just a little. Is this normal?

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2014, 12:58:39 PM »
I finally sold my non-IS 70-200 and updated to this amazing piece of glass. So far I am incredibly impressed with the image quality it produces on both my 5D2 and 5D3. I just have a few questions regarding the proper use of some of the switches:

- I have heard in the past that it is not good for a lens to switch from the image stabilization off when the camera is powered on. Does it matter if I switch image stabilization modes from 1 to 2 when the camera is powered up, or should I turn the camera off before I make the switch?

- Another thing I noticed is that there is a slight wiggle, or a bit of movement left and right, when the lens is attached securely to the camera body. Is this normal to expect this slight movement?


Thanks!
I think what you heard about was switching the camera off while the stabilization is running.  I'm pretty sure Canon says not to do this.  Also, I recently read that turning IS off before powering off the camera "locks" the IS elements in place and is recommended for travel.

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2014, 11:19:48 PM »
Hi guys.

Do you notice some sort of rumbling if you rotate this lens or slightly shake it? There is not a lot of noise but just a little. Is this normal?

If it does it with IS on and not with IS off, it's most likely the IS working.

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2014, 01:34:58 AM »
Hi guys.

Do you notice some sort of rumbling if you rotate this lens or slightly shake it? There is not a lot of noise but just a little. Is this normal?

If it does it with IS on and not with IS off, it's most likely the IS working.

Jim

No, I didn't mean when actually shooting. I mean when you physically rotate or shake the lens (not mounted). It's some kind of rumbling of some inner parts against the barrel. But then I found in this review (http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/70-200mm-f28-is-ii.htm) that this is quite normal

He says:
Noises When Shaken

Moderately loud rattling and clunking.

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2014, 06:50:49 AM »
The noise is normal.

He says:
Noises When Shaken
Moderately loud rattling and clunking.

I read a review about KR's head that said exactly the same thing.  ;)
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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2014, 07:40:03 AM »
The noise is normal.

He says:
Noises When Shaken
Moderately loud rattling and clunking.

I read a review about KR's head that said exactly the same thing.  ;)
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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2014, 02:21:25 PM »
The noise is normal.

He says:
Noises When Shaken
Moderately loud rattling and clunking.

I read a review about KR's head that said exactly the same thing.  ;)
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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2014, 02:43:42 PM »
 :)

One more question. Could someone please check on his 70-200 II lens, if he also notice a bit of movement on focus ring (up/down, left/right). On mine, there is bit of play before the focus ring really grabs. Because if I compare it to the zoom ring, that one is solid with no play in any direction. Thanks

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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2014, 03:09:06 PM »
:)

One more question. Could someone please check on his 70-200 II lens, if he also notice a bit of movement on focus ring (up/down, left/right). On mine, there is bit of play before the focus ring really grabs. Because if I compare it to the zoom ring, that one is solid with no play in any direction. Thanks
Absolutely no play on mine.
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Re: Just bought a 70-200 f/2.8L IS II - A Few Questions
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