I must be hearing things...

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by johnny9fingers, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. johnny9fingers

    johnny9fingers Mu-43 Veteran

    A few weeks back I had my GH1 for sale but pulled it as I heard a rattling sound in the camera. Just got it back from service and they said the camera was fine. Sure enough the camera works great and there is no unnatural sounds. Maybe it was my tiny walnut sized brain I heard :biggrin:
    Either way, it's good to know the camera is ok, and service was quick and painless.... Has anyone else heard mysterious sounds in a camera that seem to go away by themselves?
  2. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    I've only had that happen with one camera. I called in a Catholic priest, and he exorcised the camera. I've never heard those those chains rattling inside it again.

    Guess you just gotta be careful what you take a picture of. I thought she was just a lost child that happened to be translucent.
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  3. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
    yyc(Calgary, AB)
    Real Name:
    Kelly Gibbons

    Nice Ned:bravo-009:
  4. johnny9fingers

    johnny9fingers Mu-43 Veteran

    I knew the camera sensor captured images, not spirits! Maybe I need to use the dust reduction function in a church to remove spirits :wink:
  5. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Back in my youth my cameras used to sing in my hands ... now they just grunt.

  6. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Now why would you like to remove spirits? I find drinking them effective for making the noises go away ...

  7. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    That's normal - no need for concern

    When the camera is not powered on, it is normal to hear what sounds like something loose inside. What you are hearing is the OIS lens element. When power is applied the lens element is suspended in place by two magnetic coils, and the rattle disappears.

    This topic has been discussed for several years and is normal for all Panasonic cameras that have OIS.
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  8. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    I hear some really scary sounds out of my shoulder sometimes when I'm in the gym :eek:
  9. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    From time to time, I can hear my finger crack when I push the shutter-button

    C U,