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p.1 #1 · 24-105L IS question


I just got the 24-105L as part of the 5DII kit and noticed the IS mechanism doesn't seem as strong (feeling the gyro mechanism) as the 70-300 I once borrowed. I do detect a slight improvement in stabilization when looking through the viewfinder, but definitely not as noticeable as the 70-300 which was louder as well. In fact, I really do not hear the gyros whirring in the 24-105. You could really tell when the IS kicked in with that lens, not as much with the 24-105 I have. Is that normal?


Nov 10, 2012 at 02:08 PM
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p.1 #2 · 24-105L IS question


Ive noticed this as well compared to the tamron 70-300vc. It seems a little weaker for sure


Nov 10, 2012 at 02:24 PM
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p.1 #3 · 24-105L IS question


I can only hear the IS when I put my ear to the lens. I always thought that this lens shows the least effect in the viewfinder of any Canon IS I've used. Still, this is my wide lens, and IS at 24-35 mm is not so important for me personally...YMMV, etc.
Jerry



Nov 10, 2012 at 03:32 PM
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p.1 #4 · 24-105L IS question


Of all the IS lenses I've used the 24-105 seems almost to not exist in there. But it does give me about 3 stops improvement so it is working.

When you say compared to the 70-300 , do you mean the new L , the DO or the 70-300IS? I had the IS and of all the IS lenses I've tried that was by far the most noticeable IS . It mad a real jump on start up with a noticeable click at the start and finish. Also while in use it could be heard whirling away .



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p.1 #5 · 24-105L IS question


I only see a slight effect in my viewfinder, but I know for sure that the IS of the 24-105 helps me a lot!



Nov 12, 2012 at 06:42 PM
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p.1 #6 · 24-105L IS question


Phocus wrote:
I just got the 24-105L as part of the 5DII kit and noticed the IS mechanism doesn't seem as strong (feeling the gyro mechanism) as the 70-300 I once borrowed. I do detect a slight improvement in stabilization when looking through the viewfinder, but definitely not as noticeable as the 70-300 which was louder as well. In fact, I really do not hear the gyros whirring in the 24-105. You could really tell when the IS kicked in with that lens, not as much with the 24-105 I have. Is that normal?


Yes, bigger tele lenses need to counter more motion than a smaller and wider optic, so they tend to have larger IS units that need to move larger interior elements. I can barely tell IS is working in my 24-105L or 17-55IS compared to my 70-200 4L IS but the 2-3 stops of extra hand hold speeds are all that count.



Nov 12, 2012 at 07:24 PM
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p.1 #7 · 24-105L IS question


Sounds like a non-issue, thanks for the replies.


Nov 15, 2012 at 07:16 PM





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