View Single Post
Old 18th November 2013
Angus Angus is offline
Full member
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Surrey, UK
Posts: 80
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 7 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 11 Times in 7 Posts
Re: E-M1 mystery noise (and battery life) issue

Originally Posted by catkins View Post
The second sound that you seem to describe is also present with my 12-40mm Pro and is I presume the focus mechanism - it is a deeper slightly coarse noise and only happens when focusing. It is easier to be more precise when the IS is set to off.
Love this forum - thanks everyone for chipping in with helpful comments (even if some not what I want to hear! )

Chris: This is interesting but I think there is a distinct difference between what you are decribing and what I am am experiencing. In my case as I mentioned above the offending sound happens sporadically even when the lens cannot be focusing (e.g. when in single-AF without the shutter button depressed and also in MF). And it's intermittent - sometimes I can hear it at the same time as I can here the "wooosh" (fan type noise) for the IBIS, but other times it is there separately even when the IS isn't running.
Reply With Quote