Just bought G3. Have some questions.

Started Dec 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Philly Senior Member • Posts: 1,150
Re: Love my G3.

Josh SZ wrote:

Hi, I don’t want to steer away from the OP’s topic but if I may I would like to ask a related question.

I bought a G3 too, for my niece. I just received it last Friday and both my niece and I like its light weight and small size. But I found the 14-42 kit lens produces quite loud noise when picture is taken and you will feel the vibration as well. I believe it is from the lens OIS system. Is it normal consider the lens’ small size? It is definitely louder than my other Nikon lenses (use with my D90).

I appreciate if someone give some light on this and I just hope it is not a defective lens.

Thank you in advance,


I have not receive my kit yet, but have used the Panasonic 45-200mm (also with OIS) on Oly bodies, and did not notice any unusual noises.

(If you want to go through the trouble, you could post a short video of this on youtube, and maybe someone can comment further on the exact noises you are experiencing.)

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