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    I just got a Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG MACRO lens. The sound of the motor is rather loud when focusing. Is this normal?

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    yup

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    Hi CasonLyn, do you mean its normal for my lens to be that noisy? Cos my kit lens is virtually noiseless.

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    Yes, the Sigma 70-300 is pretty noisy... The Sigma HSM is quieter though.
    Tamron makes pretty noisy lens too...

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    nikon SWM and Canon HSM 70-200 motors are very quiet...might want to check them out

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    Quote Originally Posted by westwest1 View Post
    nikon SWM and Canon HSM 70-200 motors are very quiet...might want to check them out
    Canon is USM...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    Canon is USM...
    oops...

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    I hate noisy lens expecially if their AF is slow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Youhong View Post
    I hate noisy lens expecially if their AF is slow...
    try using ear plug... opps sorry for ot
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    Its pretty normal. Canon's 35 f/2 has an annoying zzzzt sound too
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    Thank you all. Phew... i thought something is wrong with it and getting worried.

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    nah its ok unless it makes super loud screeching sounds and goes piak afterwards la,,hahaha

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    Noise is no problem bah..The optical quality does matter..

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    but if you are shooting in quiet places, like concerts.. it matters..

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    yup, the sigma sounds like a lightsaber....

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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Chan View Post
    but if you are shooting in quiet places, like concerts.. it matters..
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