Oly 14-42 MSC lense - how quiet

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by chris196, May 17, 2011.

  1. chris196

    chris196 Mu-43 Rookie

    May 17, 2011
    I have an olympus epl2 with the 14-42II MSC kit lense.
    When filming video, I can hear the lense focus. Is that normal?
    I know they say it's silent, but I also know that's almost impossible to achieve, so the question is how loud should it be?
    I can hear it in a video, but it's not bad.
    I have no experience with other m4/3 lenses, so can't compare.

    Any insight?

  2. johnny9fingers

    johnny9fingers Mu-43 Veteran

    Hello Chris196,

    So far my 14-42mm MKII has been silent. I cannot hear any noise in use or in my videos. I hope others chime in and share their experiences...

    Do you have to concentrate to hear the focus noise or is it obvious? If it's obvious you may have a defective lens.

  3. chris196

    chris196 Mu-43 Rookie

    May 17, 2011

    Thanks for the feedback.
    I can definitely hear it in the video without concentrating.
    The lense seems to focus fine, but the noise is annoying.
  4. Exposed

    Exposed Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 13, 2011
    Central Washington State
    Real Name:
    Randy dawson
    No sound on mine...

    Hey Chris,

    I have the new lens and the e-pl2 and hear no sound from mine. Quite as can be.