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Noisy IS in L series 24-105. Normal?

I noticed recently really loud IS in my 24-105, loud enough in fact to be picked up by the on-camera microphone I used. 

 

Is this normal, or should I seek out repair? 

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Re: Noisy IS in L series 24-105. Normal?

Since I can't hear the noise, who can say?  If you think it is out of the ordinary you better have it looked at. You'll always worry if you don't.  Otherwise forget it and just use it.

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Re: Noisy IS in L series 24-105. Normal?

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Yes, it is normal. The EF 24-105 is known for its noisy IS which is easily picked up in videos using a built-in microphone.

 

Here is a video showing how noisy it is:   Canon 5d MKII Video Image Stabilization IS Lens Test with 24-105

 

 

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Re: Noisy IS in L series 24-105. Normal?


@San2C wrote:

I noticed recently really loud IS in my 24-105, loud enough in fact to be picked up by the on-camera microphone I used. 

 

Is this normal, or should I seek out repair? 


It is probably normal.  The lens is not very good for video because of the noises it makes.  If you are on a tripod, then you can turn off the IS completely.  That sill leaves the noise from the actual AF motors, and the even noisier aperture.

 

The simple cure is to use an external  microphone that is far enough from the lens to not pick up any of its’ noises.  Even a directional microphone mounted on the hot shoe should be sufficient to minimize the noise.

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Re: Noisy IS in L series 24-105. Normal?

OK, thanks for confirming this.
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