How to know IS lens not working?


Feb 18, 2011
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Hi all. how do I know if my lens's IS fails? Will an error showup on my camera? Or only the image will blured? Thanks.
 

Rashkae

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Nov 28, 2005
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Hi all. how do I know if my lens's IS fails? Will an error showup on my camera? Or only the image will blured? Thanks.
At long exposures you won't hear the familiar buzz from the lens, and you can always test shots at various "tricky" focal lengths with and without IS.
 

ZerocoolAstra

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Mar 13, 2008
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yeah I guess the soft 'clicking'/'whirring' sounds from the lens are the tell-tale signals.
But this feature is usually not 'full-time' as well. If camera is idle for few seconds, I think the IS stops working (save power), so no sound may also not mean IS faulty :)
If you're familiar with the lens, should be able to tell the difference.
 

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