Loud Lumix 45-200mm

noelh

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Wondering if this is normal? Day two with the 45-200mm. Sitting inside playing back some of the test images I hear a sound. A little concern. Thought it's the GF-1. Switched lens. No sound with the 14-45mm. Remounted the 45-200mm. It's the lens. Sounds bit like a faint cooling fan. Started taking some images. Inside a dead quiet house I hear the focusing drive. The sound is constant, but a different frequency when focusing. Normal?
 

shoturtle

 
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It could be the IS in the lens spinning up. Longer lenses then to be louder then shooter lenses with lens base IS. My canon 18-55 is almost quite, but my 70-300 you hear it going.
 

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Mine is pretty quite when focusing. Very strange. But it is mounted on a epl-1
 

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Update, fyi

Panasonic Customer Service Center noted that the lens is defective. Outside of the noise a functional lens.
Rapid reply from them. ~2hr turnaround time. I'm impressed.
Amazon.com direct purchase. So it's heading back for an exchange.

Side note: Not a good day for new gear. Received a non corded, direct plug charger & nonOEM battery. Charger works fine charging OEM batteries. The non-OEM battery is a dud. Supposedly should work with the latest firmware update on the GF-1 (v1.2). No go.
 

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the non oem batteries have issue as panny chip all their batteries. Have heard many accounts of non oem batteries not working even with new firmware.
 
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