Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Canon EOS dSLR

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Nov 13, 2004, 12:25 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 7
Default


I picked up my Digital Rebel yesterday, set everything
up. It seems to all work properly, takes good pictures,
but what I noticed is:

The lens makes more noise than I would expect when
zooming in and out. Basically it sounds like two rings
of plastic rubbing against each other. Also at the far
end (18 and 55) there's a bit of a louder scraping/paperish
sound.

On another forum I found some reports of this type of
thing but not much for definite recommendations.

Is this normal?

Thanks,
Andrew
trooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Nov 15, 2004, 10:42 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
EnglishBob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: California
Posts: 24
Default

Mine does it and I have read of many others with the same condition, noone has reported any problems other than the noise.

--
http://www.bob.calisnaps.com
EnglishBob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 16, 2004, 11:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Setiprime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 484
Default

Hey Trooper -

Not at all unusual - mine "smoothed out" sfter a few shoots. It might even seem a bit loosewhen you mount it. Not to worry - it is NOT a top quality lens. It is a "starter" lens of adequate capabilities.

Unfortunately, today $100. doesn't buy you much in "cameraland".
Setiprime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 17, 2004, 4:53 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 378
Default

trooper wrote:
Quote:
The lens makes more noise than I would expect when
zooming in and out. Basically it sounds like two rings
of plastic rubbing against each other.

I agree with the others who have posted... I think the reason it soudns like two rings of plastic rubbing against each other is because there are two rings of plastic rubbing against each other, right everybody?
perdendosi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 20, 2004, 9:05 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 69
Default

I found the same sound on another lens... but to blame I think is the humidity in the air. I think the sound come from a rubber ring that prevent the dust from entering near the zoom barrels. I know, this sound is somehow comic coming from a dSLR. Add this to the mirror retraction sound if you are in a "silent" zone...
pauza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Nov 22, 2004, 8:59 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Setiprime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 484
Default

As to the shutter sound, yup it is an attention getter. I have had people from 10+ feet away, turn there heads.

Candid shots are a real challenge. Supposedly one hundred fewer parts in the 20D, which I guess does not relate to mirror slap.

Ah yes, the search for the perfect camera goes on... and on...etc.
Setiprime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 6, 2004, 7:28 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 20
Default

Yes the shutter noise is a bit noticeable, but I am curing that as time goes by, my hearing is getting worse so soon it won't be a bother at all !! Besides after using a Pentex 6x7 for a few years the 20D is a "Whisper" !

AL The Mayor
The Mayor is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:04 AM.