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Old December 11th, 2005, 12:51 PM   #1
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XL2 Auto Focus making humming noise

Hello XL2 fans:

My XL2 20x Lens is making loud humming noises when at the far end of the zoom,(sounds like a faint jack hammer) when I turn off auto focus it goes away. I never really noticed the noise until now. Is this normal for the autofocus to be so noisy or should I send it in for repair. I have a 5 year warranty with mack - Purchased 10 months ago thru B&H Photo.


Thanks in advance :)

Sincerely,

Ty

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Old December 11th, 2005, 07:39 PM   #2
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Hello XL2 fans:

My XL2 20x Lens is making loud humming noises when at the far end of the zoom,(sounds like a faint jack hammer) when I turn off auto focus it goes away. I never really noticed the noise until now. Is this normal for the autofocus to be so noisy or should I send it in for repair. I have a 5 year warranty with mack - Purchased 10 months ago thru B&H Photo.


Thanks in advance :)

Sincerely,

Ty


No, a loud humming noise is not normal. Sometimes a slight ticking sound can be heard when I operate handheld, but no loud humming noises. Best to obtain warranty service asap.

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Old December 11th, 2005, 08:03 PM   #3
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No, a loud humming noise is not normal. Sometimes a slight ticking sound can be heard when I operate handheld, but no loud humming noises. Best to obtain warranty service asap.

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Yep, send it in right away. Sounds like the gear has gone, or is going past its limit and running out of track to go on. Like a limiter switch has failed.

If it is only 10 months old, it should still be under the factory time limit, so that would be better and faster too.

Sorry man,

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Old December 11th, 2005, 11:38 PM   #4
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Thanks Greg and Mike for the Advice

Thanks Greg and Mike for the Advice, I will ship the lens back to Canon :<

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