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Rattle with 18-105 G (IS Problem?)

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#1 apdirection



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 05:07 AM

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Wondering if anyone has run into this issue. I have an 18-105 PZ for my a6300 that I haven't used in a few months. I picked it up today and noticed a rattling sound. It seems like something close to the mount is rattling up and down if I shake the lens up and down. If I attach the lens to the camera, it goes away completely. This makes me think that maybe it has something to do with the image stabilization or power zoom, but I have no idea.


I've read people saying this is normal in other image stabilized lenses like the 35mm 1.4. Maybe the lens was doing this before and I never noticed? Has anyone else had this issue, or know if this is how the lens is supposed to be? Thanks!

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 08:15 PM

Don't take my word as gospel, but I'd imagine that the OSS element would move quite freely until powered up. If it was held firmly then it would require more force to move when countering vibration, which wouldn't be ideal.


It's not likely to cause damage by shaking, although I'd resist doing so just to find out what might be causing any noise. As long as it works, worry not!

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 09:30 PM

No need to worry. Many modern lenses rattle when they aren't powered up.

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