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X-T1 - First experience with a Fuji camera. Is this noise normal?

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Xesko
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X-T1 - First experience with a Fuji camera. Is this noise normal?
Apr 26, 2014

Hi all,

I'm new to the forum, and new also to Fuji cameras. I normally use Canon DSLRs and never found this issue there (if it's really an issue...). I apologise if this is a trivial question, but again my experience is very limited at the moment with this camera (1 hour?). Searched in the forum but couldn't find this being asked.

I just got an X-T1, with the 18-55 kit lens. Trying Aperture priority. Pre-AF is OFF. ISO 200. If I aim the camera to somewhere and then move it to aim to a different place with a contrast difference, I can hear like a mechanical noise going on al the time until I get the camera more steady. IS on the lens is off too. What's that noise about? I'm not half-pressing the shutter button, so the camera shouldn't be trying to focus or anything. As far as I understand, nothing mechanical should be happening there but I might very well be wrong. Is this normal? what causes it? Can it be avoided?

Thanks a lot for your help!

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Robert Garcia NYC
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yeah, the lenses are noisy.

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On my XE2 with 18-55 lens attached I don't hear anything.

Check the switch on the front of the camera that it is not set to C for Continuous Auto focus. Make sure it is set to S for Single focus.

Even with mine set to continuous I don't hear much if anything.

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In reply to Xesko, Apr 26, 2014

Xesko wrote:

What's that noise about?

Part of the OIS is always on keeping the moving part of glass in place, hence the little humming.

Some people hear it, some don't but it's there

Regards

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dengx wrote:

Xesko wrote:

What's that noise about?

Part of the OIS is always on keeping the moving part of glass in place, hence the little humming.

Some people hear it, some don't but it's there

Regards

Yes if I hold the lens/camera up to my ear I here something along with some clicking at times. A few inches away from my ear I hear nothing.

If my eye is at the viewfinder I don't hear it or I don't notice it.

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In reply to Xesko, Apr 27, 2014

Thanks all!

Edward, I didn’t mentioned in my post but I was using S (single focus) already. Thanks anyway, as this indeed could have been an explanation.

Dengx, yes, this might be what I hear, this little humming, as you say, with some clicking at times like Edward says too. It might be a little bit louder in the X-T1 as I hear it if my eye is at the viewfinder. But it’s very soft or low anyway, hard to hear if there is a bit of ambient noise around.

I guess then this is normal function in these cameras, was just worried if there was something wrong in my unit.

Cheers!

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Xesko wrote:

Hi all,

I'm new to the forum, and new also to Fuji cameras. I normally use Canon DSLRs and never found this issue there (if it's really an issue...). I apologise if this is a trivial question, but again my experience is very limited at the moment with this camera (1 hour?). Searched in the forum but couldn't find this being asked.

I just got an X-T1, with the 18-55 kit lens. Trying Aperture priority. Pre-AF is OFF. ISO 200. If I aim the camera to somewhere and then move it to aim to a different place with a contrast difference, I can hear like a mechanical noise going on al the time until I get the camera more steady. IS on the lens is off too. What's that noise about? I'm not half-pressing the shutter button, so the camera shouldn't be trying to focus or anything. As far as I understand, nothing mechanical should be happening there but I might very well be wrong. Is this normal? what causes it? Can it be avoided?

Thanks a lot for your help!

I hadn't noticed until you asked.  I held my ear up to it.  It is just the gyros motors for the OIS, at least that is all I hear.  No worries.   I have had mine for over a year (the 1855), no issues.

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Edward Chatlos wrote:

dengx wrote:

Xesko wrote:

What's that noise about?

Part of the OIS is always on keeping the moving part of glass in place, hence the little humming.

Some people hear it, some don't but it's there

Regards

Yes if I hold the lens/camera up to my ear I here something along with some clicking at times. A few inches away from my ear I hear nothing.

If my eye is at the viewfinder I don't hear it or I don't notice it.

I've never noticed any sound when looking through the viewfinder (other than the beep for focus lock of course).

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I haven't noticed any bad noise from my lens.

Have you also checked to see if you need to upgrade the lens firmware?

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AlbieSky wrote:

I haven't noticed any bad noise from my lens.

Have you also checked to see if you need to upgrade the lens firmware?

That's a good point, AlbieSky. No, I didn't. Going to check right away. Thanks!

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AlbieSky wrote:

I haven't noticed any bad noise from my lens.

Have you also checked to see if you need to upgrade the lens firmware?

just to keep you guys updated, I just upgraded the firmware from 3.1 to 3.11, but the noise is still there.

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Do you have the pre-focus switched on?

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John Carson wrote:

Edward Chatlos wrote:

dengx wrote:

Xesko wrote:

What's that noise about?

Part of the OIS is always on keeping the moving part of glass in place, hence the little humming.

Some people hear it, some don't but it's there

Regards

Yes if I hold the lens/camera up to my ear I here something along with some clicking at times. A few inches away from my ear I hear nothing.

If my eye is at the viewfinder I don't hear it or I don't notice it.

I've never noticed any sound when looking through the viewfinder (other than the beep for focus lock of course).

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I have X-E1, X-T1 bodies and 18-135mm OIS and 35mm f/1.4 lens to test.

X-E1 + 18-135 OIS = Humming

X-E1 + 35mm f/1.4 = No Humming

X-T1 + 18-135 OIS = Humming

X-T1 + 35mm f/1.4 = No Humming

Humming is like CPU fan whirling noise.

Answer is clear - it is not X-E1 or X-T1 which is Humming. It is the OIS lens which is causing the noise.

Regards,

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