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During the photography outing today shooting some "still" birds , my 70-200 f/2.8 IS MkII image stabilization (IS) would occasionally make a rattling noise on IS startup as well as on IS shutdown.
Instead of a silent/brief "click", the IS rattles, and much more loudly so than the normal clicking noise. The problem was intermittent in nature, and even when the rattle happened, the lens appeared to continue to function properly, and no effect on picture taking. The camera used was 40D.
When I got home, I tried to recreate the phenomenon on my other cameras, but to no avail. In fact, I can not make it rattle even on 40D now.
Either way, that rattle is not a good sign, and I am sure the IS assembly is on the way out, which is a real shame in the case of an expensive and hardly used lens such as my 70-200 f/2.8 IS MKII.
Naturally, the lens warranty had long expired, and IS replacement is an expensive proposition even with the CPS discount.
Has anyone experienced a similar IS problem with their 70-200 f/2.8 IS MkII ?
Edited on Jul 29, 2013 at 12:23 AM · View previous versions