No! FE 35mm f/2.8 super annoying Auto-foucs noise?

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zither
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No! FE 35mm f/2.8 super annoying Auto-foucs noise?
Dec 10, 2013

Just received my FE 35mm f/2.8 today from BH photo today.

Everything looks good. Auto-focus is fast, except one thing ~ there is a weird noise when auto-focusing.

The noise sounds like squeezing plastics or wood quickly, it's very obvious to get your notice.

I know this lens has no OSS, and I also tried it on my NEX5R to get the same noise. So it's not the

camera problem and definitely has something to do with the lens itself.

Has anyone else have the same problem? I never heard this kind of noise from any of my Sony or Nikon lens. Should I return it?

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Nobody experience the same noise? hmm .... that's bad sign

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Does this noise occur with full aperture selected ?

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Nobody experience the same noise? hmm .... that's bad sign

Mine is perfectly silent on the A7.

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Mine is silent as well,

Although a little boring ....

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In reply to Keit ll, Dec 10, 2013

thanks for the reply. Just tried it again and it happens across f2.8 to f22.

The noise sounds like something quickly ticking when trying to focus. This is especially annoying when I turn on pre-AF, since it will keep re-focusing moving the camera.

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tesch wrote:

Mine is perfectly silent on the A7.

Mine too.

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zither wrote:

thanks for the reply. Just tried it again and it happens across f2.8 to f22.

The noise sounds like something quickly ticking when trying to focus. This is especially annoying when I turn on pre-AF, since it will keep re-focusing moving the camera.

Send it back for replacement. My 35/2.8 is dead silent. I can hear the focus motor in a completely silent room if put my ear near the lens and specifically listen.

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In reply to zither, Dec 10, 2013

...might be slightly loose, and thus make a constant grating noise while rotor is moving

had a similar issue with one of my EF lenses a while ago, a quick reassembly was a cure (but it was out of warranty, so different circumstances),

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I had a clicking noise while focusing with my new FE 35mm. I returned it to B&H for a replacement.

-Tom

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In reply to Tom Spaulding, Dec 10, 2013

Just wanted to add:

B&H didn't send you my bad lens, though they seem to be doing the exact same thing.

They just received my return yesterday.

-Tom

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Tom Spaulding wrote:

Just wanted to add:

B&H didn't send you my bad lens, though they seem to be doing the exact same thing.

They just received my return yesterday.

-Tom

god, good to hear somebody else experience the same problem. What did they (B&H) say about the problem?  Do they charge your return shipping fee?

I'm also wondering if they can check the lens before re-sending another one? I really can't afford another bad lens after two more weeks waiting time !

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No hassle, I just told them what it was doing and they sent me a prepaid ups label. I used the online chat with customer support.

-Tom

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Tom Spaulding wrote:

No hassle, I just told them what it was doing and they sent me a prepaid ups label. I used the online chat with customer support.

-Tom

Thanks, I just asked them to re-order another one and I'll return the bad lens. Good news is at least they are willing to upgrade the shipping of the new order for free, but they can't help me check/test the new lens due to "no open box" policy. Hope I'll be lucky this time, finger crossed

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In reply to zither, Dec 10, 2013

B&H are well known for good customer service. Glad to see another example.

When you get the new lens no doubt you'll be shocked at how quiet it is, especially after your experience with the defective copy.

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In reply to zither, Dec 11, 2013

I'd return it and try another. We expect good lenses at these prices. But Canon owners have been putting up with much worse for years and years. Have you ever heard all the different strange noises that come out of a lot of their non-STM or L lenses?

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Re: No! FE 35mm f/2.8 super annoying Auto-foucs noise?
In reply to zither, 11 months ago

Good afternoon,

I've just received my 35 FE and their is a very slight grating noise when I turn the focus ring. You can't feel that there is anything obstructing the ring but you can hear it all the same. Like there is a hair or a small piece of grit under focus ring. It's very quiet grating noise and it's not constant. Should I be worried and take it back (Annoyingly it was purchased oversees so it would be some rigmarole sending it to them) or just enjoy it.

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In reply to zither, 11 months ago

Sorry as this is not an Auto focus noise probably more prudent to start a new thread.

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tn1krr wrote:

zither wrote:

thanks for the reply. Just tried it again and it happens across f2.8 to f22.

The noise sounds like something quickly ticking when trying to focus. This is especially annoying when I turn on pre-AF, since it will keep re-focusing moving the camera.

Send it back for replacement. My 35/2.8 is dead silent. I can hear the focus motor in a completely silent room if put my ear near the lens and specifically listen.

Same here - the only thing I hear is the focus confirmation beep.  In a completely silent room, I can barely hear the AF motors in AF-C, with my ear about 2" away from the lens - otherwise, silence.

David

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