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  1. Sancho

    CANON 8x20 IS - operating noise?

    My flippancy aside, and apologies....it also depends on the listener. I have tinnitus in one ear so I don't really notice low-level hums or whirring. I can understand why it could get annoying to someone with sharp hearing.
  2. Sancho

    CANON 8x20 IS - operating noise?

    I'll jog around my 5km restricted zoe tomorrow, Rich, and see if I hear a rattle! Although it might be my ageing joints...Meanwhile it occurs to me; I once heard, on the radio here, a 'symphony' composed by some German musician, made up of sound recordings of car engines, washing machines...
  3. Sancho

    CANON 8x20 IS - operating noise?

    I love the truck/flies joke!!!
  4. Sancho

    CANON 8x20 IS - operating noise?

    For more giggles, we should start a thread...'How do your binoculars speak to you?' Some years ago we had one about how various binoculars smell (seriously).
  5. Sancho

    CANON 8x20 IS - operating noise?

    On foot of your query, WRL, I've just checked my 8x20IS, and yes, there us a very faint whirring when I engage the button. I've never noticed it before, and probably never will again; it is almost inaudible and I have to almost put the binos to my ear like a phone to notice it. Just for giggles...
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