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    CANON 8x20 IS - operating noise?

    I just compared two Canon IS binoculars. Firstly, one needs a quiet environment, so I moved to a quiet room. The noise is only apparent when my recently syringed ear is really close to the binocular. ( I went almost deaf in this ear thinking it was age related. Syringing was seemingly...
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    CANON 8x20 IS - operating noise?

    My hearing is average for an elderly bloke, i.e. not great. The 10x42L makes a steady hum at either ear pressed against the binocular body. I think the 18x50 is louder, I will try to compare. From memory all the Canons, Fujinon, Bushnell, and Russian IS I have used make some noise, but some are...
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    CANON 8x20 IS - operating noise?

    My 18x50 IS makes a noise, not normally heard. I use this to check that the binocular is off before I put it away in its case. I put the binocular up to my ear. Whether the sounds are heard may depend on the age and hearing of the user. I have a Russian IS that sounds like a demented...
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