My OM-D is noisy!

Started Mar 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
Louis_Dobson Forum Pro • Posts: 27,361
Re: How can you switch off the IS?

We shall have to see, but I'm not sure what they mean by "EVF stabilisation" and it sounds like camera-shop hooey to me (of course I could be wrong). I think it is much more likely one is hearing the sound of the electromagnets in the IBIS holding the sensor still.

If I'm right then it's a total non issue, but it would rather make my point that the IS cannot just be switched off, something that various people seemed too dim to grasp when I pointed it out, about which I remain somewhat irritated.

One of the more annoying facts of life is the dimmer people are the less equipped they are to recognise their dimness.

Brian Mosley wrote:

Louis_Dobson wrote:
Chris_in_Osaka wrote:
ike a hard drive, fan, or O.I.S. stabilization system.

It's not the new lens since I've switched it to another and the hum continues. Switched off the I.S. and still noise.

Any ideas?

As far as I can see the IS will always have to be on, even if it isn't moving the sensor, to hold it steady. I'm not certain that's the case, I did try to ask about it, but I just got the usual bunch of ignoramii telling me that nothing Oly makes could ever go wrong and how wonderful IBIS is.

Louis, this is the first time any Olympus camera has made a noise when the stabilisation system is inactive. When you asked about it, you were given the best guess based on previous experience and available information at that time - how does your interpretation read?

My guess at this time is, that stabilisation is continuing to run to stabilise the EVF - it may be possible to switch that off.


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