December 20, 2014, 08:52:05 AM

Author Topic: EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS USM II strange IS noise - does the lens need to be repaired?  (Read 10601 times)

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I have the same lens and it's pretty quiet - my 24-105 is very slightly louder at times but I need to listen attentively to notice it.

If you are concerned, do send it to Canon before the warranty expires. Even if it comes back with a report from Canon that all is good and the noise is normal, atleast you'll have peace of mind (minus being without the lens for a number of days)

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I have the same lens and it's pretty quiet - my 24-105 is very slightly louder at times but I need to listen attentively to notice it.

If you are concerned, do send it to Canon before the warranty expires. Even if it comes back with a report from Canon that all is good and the noise is normal, atleast you'll have peace of mind (minus being without the lens for a number of days)

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I sent it, but they says it is normal... Which I do not believe since I remember it to be totally quiet... Not I can hear it from 10 feet away if is silent...
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Had it with my f/2.8 IS II and previously f/4 IS
I'm not really bothered about it
My 5D Mark III & 50L was recently stolen. So now I'm a man without a Canon Camera.

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I also have this issue with my 70-200 2.8 IS II, but I don't mind the sound as the lens is super sharp.

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I have a few IS lenses and this is the only IS lens that I have that makes this noise.  I also have the Mark I and it is totally silent. 

I wonder if this is the same sound that owners of the 200mm f/2.0 L hear on their 5D Mark III. 

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Mine did the same and I sent it back to B&H.  The replacement lens does not do this.  Others have reported the same issue (noise with vibration when starting IS) and Canon has replaced/repaired them.

Not my video, but youtube has some of this issue:

Canon EF 70-200 F2.8 L IS USM II -IS NOISE

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