How loud should the IS on my 70-300 IS USM lens be?

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How loud should the IS on my 70-300 IS USM lens be?
Feb 9, 2011

Got my 7D last week and the 15-85 and I love both! Yesterday I got my 70-300 IS USM and it focuses great and even indoors with available light it has great pictures with terrific bokeh but the IS seems loud. Is that normal for this lens? It's a subtle fast clicking type sound that goes away if I turn IS off. Almost like a thrumming sound... now this was in a room by myself with no TV or stereo on so am I being too picky and I won't notice outside normally or should I be worried? Thanks guys!

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