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    koolcam1986
    1 Jun 2012 - 11:39 AM

    My friend has a Panasonic G3 which i have been playing with, so to speak and when you have the camera up to your eye and press the shutter release to focus you can hear an electrical buzzing noise from the camera. Only when you press to focus. It is not the noise of the lens adjusting but an electrical buzzing from the body.

    Is this normal? Can someone try with their one? Thanks

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    Carrera_c
    Carrera_c  5254 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Jun 2012 - 11:55 AM

    I don't recall hearing anything like that in mine, will check tonight just to be sure.

    mikehit
    mikehit  56297 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Jun 2012 - 11:59 AM

    Maybe it is the lens image stabiliser?

    lemmy
    lemmy  71812 forum posts United Kingdom
    1 Jun 2012 - 12:25 PM

    No such noise from mine. The whirr of the focusing, the bleep when it is in focused.

    Carrera_c
    Carrera_c  5254 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Jun 2012 - 4:19 PM


    Quote: Maybe it is the lens image stabiliser?

    That's in the lens, not the body on the Pan M4/3 cameras.

    mikehit
    mikehit  56297 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Jun 2012 - 4:21 PM

    I know - but you can hear the IS in my Canon lenses. My guess is that lens IS has to work harder and is more likely to be heard.

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315157 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    1 Jun 2012 - 6:48 PM

    Try another lens, is it still happening ?

    koolcam1986
    1 Jun 2012 - 7:08 PM

    Its coming from the body. Put the body to your ear guys and let me know

    BERRY
    BERRY  2 United Kingdom
    11 Jul 2012 - 10:35 PM

    I had a similar thing happen to me, but only with the 20mm f1.7 attached. Turned out it was a bad contact between lens and body(G3). I had the lens sent to Panasonic, who replaced it and the noise went away. It was coming from the camera body though and not the lens. Check your contacts on both body and lens(es).
    Hope this helps.

    koolcam1986
    12 Jul 2012 - 9:58 AM

    Cant. Not got the G3 anymore!

    kodachrome
    14 Jul 2012 - 7:12 AM

    Is it not just the electronic induced shutter noise which some people have critisised for sounding a bit false an the G3!!!

    Carabosse
    Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
    14 Jul 2012 - 10:32 AM

    This appears to be happening when the shutter button is half-pressed to focus not when fully pressed to take the photo.

    kodachrome
    15 Jul 2012 - 8:15 AM

    That sounds like the focus motor on focus lock, set every thing back to default and see if it does it in full auto mode. Or is it the AF/AE lock bleep when you press the button half way.

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