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MichaelEzra

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Nikon Z7 IBIS sound(s)
« on: January 23, 2019, 08:23:35 AM »

I've been using Z7 for a few months, but only today noticed a sounds produced by IBIS
1. When IBIS is ON, there is a small machinery working inside the camera - a quiet noise of friction and wobbling.
2. When I disable and enable IBIS in the info panel there is a clunking sound as if something gets engaged/disengaged. This was tested with 24-70 S lens attached.

Functionally IBIS is working well, but I didn't notice these sounds previously, so am a bit alarmed.

Have you noticed similar sounds?
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Re: Nikon Z7 IBIS sound(s)
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 11:18:22 AM »

Hello Michael,

The sound you hear is the locking mechanism of the IBIS. It engage when your camera turn idle or when you turn it off. It is a normal behaviour. It is to avoid sensor mouvement.
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Re: Nikon Z7 IBIS sound(s)
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 01:46:02 PM »

Hulyss, thank you! I guess this is for the sound #2.

What about the sound #1 - it is on all the time and is not imperceptible.
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Re: Nikon Z7 IBIS sound(s)
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2019, 04:02:01 PM »

Hulyss, thank you! I guess this is for the sound #2.

What about the sound #1 - it is on all the time and is not imperceptible.

I do not know about the Z7 but on the Z6 it is very gentle. Once some speed reached I deactivate it anyway. I do not think you should worry. Even your local dealer won’t answer you accuratelly.
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