canon 24-105 question

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    So i've been playin around with my new 24-105 lately....is it suppose to zoom out by itself under its own weight when I hold the lens pointed down? also is the grinding noise of the IS normal?

    thanks!:mrgreen:
     
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    I use mine as a walk around lens and it always seems to zoom as i walk with it over my shoulder even a short distance, so I would say it is normal maybe not the best thing but it seems to happen to mine. Lets see what other people say.


    Maybe Canon should put a zoom lock on these from now on haha
     
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    I use mine as a walk-around lens too, but it does not move on the zoom as the lens is pointed downward: my 24-105 zooms with a firm turn of the ring, just a little bit more firm than the focusing ring's travel, and it stays where it is set. My IS system does not make any "grinding" noise. Did you perhaps buy a very heavily-used "slicked-up" 24-105? Oh, I see the word "new", but then when I buy a new lens, it's usually pre-owned!
     
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    its pre-owned by a wedding photographer who used it for about 6 months. it doesn't really zoom out when i walk around just when I shoot downwards it seems to slip and I have to hold it to stay focused. I only notice the IS sound when i'm in a quiet room...either than that I can't really hear it when I'm out shooting...
     
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    I think your going to have to give it to Canon repair. I don't have the 24-105, but the 70-200 and mine has never lost positiion. Even when walking. But just shooting downward is really loose. Not good...
     
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    ok so I just tested it once again..it doesn't loose position if i point the camera upward 180 degrees seems locked, but when I point it down 180 degrees it falls out of position.
     
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    I am not a repair expert by any means, but I would say thats not normal. Good thing is when I have sent things into Canon prices have been reasonable. I bet 120 at most and for an L lens, I would say tis worth it.
     
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    ya I got the lens for $860 + ship on ebay from a professional wedding photographer who used the lens for about 6 months. I told him the problem and he's willing to give me a refund. I told him if he would be willing to refund me about $50 to pay for the adjustment repair. Waiting on reply....

    It ONLY zooms out of focus when I hold the camera at a 160-180 degree downward angle. Should I keep this lens or return it or what? I'm really in between right now. I might just send it to Canon if it gets that annoyin.

    suggestions please...
     
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    received the $50 refund... :thumbup:
     
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    If the IS is grinding, might be worth looking at. I have a friend who has a non-creeping 24-105, but the other 8 people I know who own them all have to deal with the lens creeping.
     
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    ok so the creep seems to be a common issue. i was looking on other forums and it appears on many others. It's not really a "grinding" noise its more I can just hear the IS working...

    all in all I decided to keep the lens. especially after I got a $50 refund.

    other then that lens is awesome! my first L lens!:mrgreen:
     
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    I've borrowed a 24-105mm before and I remember noticing the sound from the IS when operating in a quiet room, a little like a spinning top, then when it stopped, there was a quiet bump. It didn't worry me. Maybe it should have?

    I didn't notice it creeping, but then I have an 18-200mm and that really does need holiding still!
     

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