FZ1000 M2 make lots of noise when turned on

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Re: FZ1000 M2 make lots of noise when turned on

fbx wrote:

call me crazy. Never noticed this before, but when my FZ1000 is on there’s all kind of grinding noises inside. Was taking some pix tonight in silent house, late, no other sounds, and I hear (for the first time) this light grinding noise, and in a minute realize it’s coming from camera. So I hold the body of cam to my ear and it’s loud in there, like it’s constantly adjusting. And it’s constant—it does not stop until I turn camera off! You probably wouldn’t hear it if you were shooting outdoors, and even a regularly indoors setting, perhaps. But lord! It’s loud and scary, like thugs are in constant and uninterrupted motion inside the camera. I figure it can’t be focus motors because they’d stop when focused, yes?

is the typical for this camera? I had a M1 FZ1000 and never noticed this.

The Mk 1 makes the same noise (it's the same lens), but some cameras are louder than others. Also, once you've first noticed it, you always hear it, but you can own it for a while before you first hear it (eg, when using it in very quiet surroundings). Thereafter, you'll always be aware of it. And turning off OIS and AF doesn't help.

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