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20 f1.7 really noisy during focusing

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by jerrykur, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. jerrykur

    jerrykur Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 23, 2012
    Northern CA

    Is the Pana 20 f1.7 really noisy during focusing? Mine vibrates and makes very loud noises while focusing.

  2. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Kelly Gibbons
    Yes, it's not silent.

    typed on my phone, sorry.
  3. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Yep, that's normal, every new owner is surprised to say the least about how the lens makes itself heard during focussing and taking its time for it as well. One good thing is, I got mine pretty much the day it was available in Europe and it hasn't become worse.
  4. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    Mine isn't noisy at all....
  5. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 2, 2010
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  6. plutoniumhunter

    plutoniumhunter Mu-43 Regular

    May 9, 2011
    I bought mine second hand, so I was naturally double worried, despite reading about how noisy it is, I still got a little scared! Perhaps I was too used to the near-silent 14-45mm.
  7. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    It makes a bit of noise, especially in low light when it starts hunting.
  8. Zanr Zij

    Zanr Zij Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 10, 2012
    If you tried 4/3 lens on m4/3 you will be happy with your 20f1.7 :D 
  9. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
  10. Extract0r

    Extract0r Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 22, 2012
    I have tried three copies.
    All three were noisy but not at the same level.
    One was ridiculously noisy with some vibrations.
    The other two were acceptable but still noisier than what I am used to from my previous experiences with Canon and Olympus lenses.
  11. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    It is normal, and apparently not consistent. Some people have reported less noise on Panny bodies.
  12. MajorMagee

    MajorMagee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2011
    Dayton, OH
    Mine is very quiet.
  13. m43er

    m43er Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 6, 2011
    Mine's silent bob too.
  14. jerrykur

    jerrykur Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 23, 2012
    Northern CA
    Thanks for the replies. Mine is so loud that people pick up their head from 5 feet away when you focus. It vibrates enough that you can feel it when you hold the camera in your hand. The lens has been this way since I got it as part of the GF-1 kit in 2009. It sounds like maybe I should send it in for servicing.
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