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G3 Noise from body

1 Jun 2012 11:39AM
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 8 273 3 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 11:55AM
I don't recall hearing anything like that in mine, will check tonight just to be sure.
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 11:59AM
Maybe it is the lens image stabiliser?
lemmy 11 2.7k United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 12:25PM
No such noise from mine. The whirr of the focusing, the bleep when it is in focused.
Carrera_c 8 273 3 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 4:19PM

Quote:Maybe it is the lens image stabiliser?

That's in the lens, not the body on the Pan M4/3 cameras.
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2012 4:21PM
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 17 19.1k 6 England
1 Jun 2012 6:48PM
Try another lens, is it still happening ?
1 Jun 2012 7:08PM
Its coming from the body. Put the body to your ear guys and let me know
BERRY 6 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2012 10:35PM
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.
12 Jul 2012 9:58AM
Cant. Not got the G3 anymore!
kodachrome 6 702
14 Jul 2012 7:12AM
Is it not just the electronic induced shutter noise which some people have critisised for sounding a bit false an the G3!!!
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
14 Jul 2012 10:32AM
This appears to be happening when the shutter button is half-pressed to focus not when fully pressed to take the photo.
kodachrome 6 702
15 Jul 2012 8:15AM
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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