Does your 12mm f/2 make this noise in videos?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by m43_user, May 6, 2012.

  1. m43_user

    m43_user Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 4, 2010
    The noise seems to be related to focusing, whether manual or auto. Any time the focus is changed, there's an obvious thumping sound in the background. In this example I'm in manual focus and I'm moving the focus ring back and forth.

    My other lenses don't have this noise. The lens is only a few days old.

    Here's a sample and you can hear the noise.
    [ame=]Olympus 12mm f/2 - Noise in videos - YouTube[/ame]
  2. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    If you're really serious about video, perhaps the best bet are the specialized Panasonic HD lenses...
  3. m43_user

    m43_user Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 4, 2010
    I really don't shoot much video at all. I was just wondering if this is normal for this particular lens. I don't hear this in the 12-50, 14-150 or 45 f/1.8. It's branded as MSC which is Olympus' branding for lenses they claim are good for video and stills because of near silent focusing. There might be something wrong with this one.