Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f1.4 ASPH clicking ?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Sootchucker, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. Sootchucker

    Sootchucker Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 9, 2012
    Hi guys, had this lens for a while now and used it very successfully on my Olympus OMD-EM1. However when I first used it, I got a horrible clicking noise from the aperture blades, which on the OMD I managed to sort by turning off flicker reduction.

    I recently purchased a Panasonic GX8 (which I love), but much to my dismay, this lens also clicks like mad on that too, which I was surprised at with both combos being Panasonic.

    I can't see a "flicker reduction" setting on the GX8, so is this noise something I have to live with, or is there a trick to sort it please ?

    Many thanks.
  2. robcee

    robcee Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 10, 2016
    Real Name:
    Rob Campbell
    that might be the PL25mm "rattlesnake" rattle. Was a fairly common complaint from Olympus shooters, but I've never considered it that bad on mine – it's barely noticeable.

    Yours might be a worse case though. I've never heard of it on Panasonic bodies, but maybe the lens is just stopping the blades down on shutdown and opening them on power up? idk... if it bothers you take it in.