Aperture changing sounds with gf1+20mm 1.7

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by magicianhisoka, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. magicianhisoka

    magicianhisoka Mu-43 Rookie

    17
    Jul 8, 2011
    Singapore
    Hi all, would like to ask if anyone else with my combo has this sound coming from the camera when you point it down. The aperture blades pop in and out and makes a "chik chik" sound.

    Not sure if it's a design fault or an actual problem so I'd like to check with everyone else :)
     
  2. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Kyiv, Ukraine
    Pavel
    Not a design fault and not a problem at all. The camera needs a certain amount of light to make live view work, it opens and closes the aperture depending on the brightness of the scene. This is completely normal.
     
  3. Fixed-lens compact cameras do the same (those with a proper diaphragm mechanism anyway), but the sound is less noticable because everything is so tiny.
     
  4. magicianhisoka

    magicianhisoka Mu-43 Rookie

    17
    Jul 8, 2011
    Singapore
    That's great to hear! Now all I need to hope for is that it doesn't lead to problems in the future. Thanks guys :)