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Canon Lens troubleshoot

I have a Canon lens with Image Stabilization and Auto Focus. The Image Stabilization makes a noise when in use. Is this normal? Also, there is a small piece of lint inside the lens. Is there a way to remove this?

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Re: Canon Lens troubleshoot

A slight humming, and click when it is turned on or off is normal.

Try taking the lens off the camera, and use a blower to blow the back of the lens, and same for the front. If the lint is actually inside the camera, between two pieces of glass, it needs to be serviced by Canon.
Make sure to check and see if you have a filter on the front that can be removed, it might be in there.

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