Noisy lens during focusing


shanshanz

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Hi there,
Just want to find out where or how we can get rid of the noise when the lens is trying to focus.

It sounds disturbing.
 

Baracus

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Get the DA* lens.
Or a manual lens.

I was kinda spoiled by Nikon AFS lenses before that. All that whirring reminds me of early AF lenses. :p
 

poseur

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Screwdrive lens are noisy. you have to learn to live with it.
u will appericate the "noise" when u see fellow photographer expenisve USM/SWM/SDM/HSM motor failed infront of you during an event. Not all of them have backup lens.... :confused:

But of course always keep a backup lens with u....
you will be happy to know that screwdrive lens are more mechanically perfect as well. many pentax old F/FA lens over 10yr +++++ still works even now.
 

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shanshanz

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It makes kind of squeaky noise when it tries to focus.
 

poseur

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Pentax 17-70 is running on SDM....squeak??? It should be quite slient.
pls send it in to emjay for a check....
 

shanshanz

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As luck would have it, the camera was out of battery.seller did mention about some noise. But when I tried it, was quite loud, not so much the type of sound in the video posted. But a bit more squeaky...
 

detritus

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As luck would have it, the camera was out of battery.seller did mention about some noise. But when I tried it, was quite loud, not so much the type of sound in the video posted. But a bit more squeaky...
you can either live with it, or send it in for repair. there is no easy quick-fix.

the unluckiness of it is that if u can't live with the noise, SDM lenses that are out of warranty cost a bomb to repair.

not to indulge in senseless "why didn't u..." type of talk... hindsight's always 20/20. but lenses, whether first or second hand, its always important to test thoroughly before buying.

treat it as a learning experience i guess.
 

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