16-55mm AF noise when recording video

Started Jun 15, 2017 | User reviews thread
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BryceM
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16-55mm AF noise when recording video

In all of the reviews for this lens, one thing I never heard heard anyone mention was how much noise this lens makes when autofocusing during video recording...  Answer:  none.  Zero lens-chatter, period.  All you can hear is the quietest clicks of the AF joystick followed by an AF-on press and bam!  Instantly and silently refocused.  With the right tracking settings and circumstances, I'd feel completely comfortable with using AF-C in area mode for video with this lens on an X-T2.  Amazing how much better this is than AF in video on my Nikon D7000.  Maybe they'll figure out how to slow the AF down to a less blazingly instantaneous speed in future firmware updates for a more cinematic effect?

 BryceM's gear list:BryceM's gear list
Fujifilm X-T2 Fujifilm XF 50-140mm F2.8 Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8R LM WR Fujifilm X-Pro1 Samyang 12mm F2.0 NCS CS +35 more
Fujifilm XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
Zoom lens • Fujifilm X • 16443072
Announced: Jan 6, 2015
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Fujifilm 16-55mm F2.8R LM WR Fujifilm X-T2 Nikon D7000
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