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14mm panny on e-p3 noise issue?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by gnod, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. gnod

    gnod Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 20, 2012
    NYC
    Just got my 14mm panny for the ep3.
    Tried it on and immediately I feel like the lens is super loud.
    I can hear the blades clicking after every shot..I thought the 14mm was super quiet? Did I get a bad used one?
     
  2. st3v4nt

    st3v4nt Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 26, 2011
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Looks like you do, my 14mm is the most quiet lens among my m4/3 lens.
    I use it on my EPL-1 and EM-5 no loud noise whatsoever.
     
  3. vinay

    vinay Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 18, 2012
    Toronto
    mine is quiet to focus but clicks with significant aperture changes
     
  4. gnod

    gnod Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 20, 2012
    NYC
    can you elaborate a little on this? i wasn't aware that lens were suppose to do that.
     
  5. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 22, 2011
    Sydney
    mine is quiet. But will give the rattle snake sound when it is pointed at bring light source.
     
  6. gnod

    gnod Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 20, 2012
    NYC
    Hmm.. I guess that's normal?
     
  7. PointZero

    PointZero Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 28, 2011
    California
    I've noticed the "rattle snake" sound for mine as well. AF noise is pretty minimal though.
     
  8. EP1-GF1

    EP1-GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 12, 2011
    Baby rattlesnake with my E-P3 - nothing like as loud as the 25mm though.
     
  9. gnod

    gnod Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 20, 2012
    NYC
    i think this is the case for me. AF noise is indeed minimal. After looking at it more intently, I realized it's not when the camera is focusing specifically. It has happened though when it was focusing also though...


    Funny thing is I test shot the 25mm at BH photo. I know it's super loud in there but I didn't hear a thing.

    Maybe I'm just paranoid? I never heard anything remotely like this on my 14-42mm kit lens. :x

    I will test some more shots. If 14mm do indeed have rattlesnake noise I guess I can't do anything about it. I thought it was only the 20mm!
     
  10. EP1-GF1

    EP1-GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 12, 2011
    I'm sure it's just a Panasonic lens on an Olympus body issue. None of my O lenses (14-42 IIR, 14-150, 45mm, 17mm) make the "rattle". The P 14mm, 20mm and 25mm all do to some extentb.

    It does seem to be more likely to click/rattle in varying light - which makes sense. When you tried the 25mm, was it on a Panasonic body by any chance or in fairly constant lighting conditions?
     
  11. cjb169

    cjb169 New to Mu-43

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    Apr 29, 2012
    I get some click/rattle as well when I have my Panny 14mm and 20mm on my EP-3. Definitely is worse with drastic light changes - I think it is an Oympus/Panny issue - but both lenses work fine and take wonderful shots.
     
  12. gnod

    gnod Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 20, 2012
    NYC
    i'm kinda glad that it sounds to be a normal occurence for most users.
    i was just really surprised to hear such a sound! i don't think it affects the photos obviously and given the seller's great feedback on FM, i think ill be keeping it. sorry for the noob-freakout!