35mm 1.4 noise when focusing

Started Feb 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
webmonkey128
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Re: 35mm 1.4 noise when focusing
In reply to SteveBUK, Feb 8, 2013

Hi Steve,

My X 35 does this too and is definitely the blades stopping down from wide open to the selected aperture on half press for DOF preview with the loudness related to the large blades. The 18-55 also makes this sound although it's softer and shorter. If the noise finally gets to you; I guess you can always glue your aperture ring to 1.4 and shoot it wide open all the time

I really don't believe this is a Fuji issue, with DSLRs mated with fast glass for instance - the blade noise is much louder but not as obvious as it coincides with the mirror actuation. At least this is what I find with D lenses on my Nikon.

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