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Old Mar 20, 2006, 3:56 PM   #1
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Hi folks,

hope you can help. I was taking some long exposures with 5d just now and at one point when I pressed the shutter for a 13 second exposure I got this funny whining noise. the whining is constant until the shutter closes again. I'm now really worried!

The anti shake button was on, it couldn't be that could it?

Any help appreciated as a photograpahy trip to the Lakes starts on Friday morning!
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Old Mar 20, 2006, 4:26 PM   #2
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It is the antishake, it's not very loud and could be called either a humm or perhaps a light grinding. It is fairly hard for me to hear unless there is no ambient noise. It's completely normal and it goes away if the AS is turned off.
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Old Mar 20, 2006, 4:27 PM   #3
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Well, I should say it is likely that it's the antishake. that is the only odd noise I get.
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Old Mar 20, 2006, 4:53 PM   #4
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Well i turned it off and it went away and also if I have the camera perfectly still when I set the shutter it doesn't happen. I suppose we can conclude that it is the anitshake. As long as it isn't going to put a stop to my trip!!!
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Old Mar 20, 2006, 5:24 PM   #5
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Nah, I'm pretty sure it is the AS. I just didn't want to guarantee it, I cannot hear the noise. It is completely normal. Also, it seems magnified when I have the body mounted to a tripod. I am not sure if it's resonance from the tripod or if it has something to do with the screw mount pulling on the body but I can hear it much more clearly then.
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Old Mar 21, 2006, 7:49 AM   #6
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Yeah I think you are right becuase it stops when i switch it off. Also I notice that off the tripod it isn't as loud. I suppose you wouldn't normally notice it anyway as it is inlikely that hand held shots wouldget anywhere near long enough for most to notice.

Thanks for the info and reassurance.

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