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Re: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 55-250mm Grinding Noise in Live View

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Re: Canon Zoom Lens EF-S 55-250mm Grinding Noise in Live View

Is it the "micro motor" version of the EF-S 55-250mm.... i.e., it's NOT marked "STM" (which stands for "stepper motor")?


Micro motor lenses typically DO make some noise when focusing. They're also a tad slower than the quieter, STM version..


In addition, Image Stabilization (IS) typically makes some noises.


If the lens is focusing properly and stabilizing as it should, I wouln't worry too much. But to reassure yourself, maybe take the camera and lens to a store that has the same and compare side-by-side.



Alan Myers
San Jose, Calif., USA
"Walk softly and carry a big lens."
GEAR: 5DII, 7DII (x2), 7D(x2) some other cameras, various lenses & accessories

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