Request for people with NX 18-200mm

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chrisrabe Contributing Member • Posts: 880
Request for people with NX 18-200mm

Could you please tell me what the noise is like when adjusting the aperture?

I am sure it used to be dead silent, but was doing some testing this morning and it's quite audible.

Not just in video, but physically audible to me from the camera.

Just need to know if this thing is developing fault and whether should be returning it...

edit:

It also tried out the 60mm macro, and the aperture adjustment on that is silent.

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jonathanj Contributing Member • Posts: 840
Re: Request for people with NX 18-200mm

Mine does not make any noise that I can hear.. what sort of noise is it and when do you hear it?

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chrisrabe OP Contributing Member • Posts: 880
Re: Request for people with NX 18-200mm

Played a bit more yesterday, and it seems it's only in video mode.

It's kinda hard to describe the noise it makes is. It's almost like a faint grinding noise maybe. Or maybe like it's initially sticking and then eventually coming unstuck and flicking to the next width, instead of smoothly transitioning between apertures.

When in manual photo mode and quickly transitioning through the apertures from small to large, it is silent.

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nx200USER1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,097
Re: Request for people with NX 18-200mm

could constant auto focus do that?

AndricD Regular Member • Posts: 231
Re: Request for people with NX 18-200mm

Mine doesn't make any noise - and as it's meant to be silent for movies in particular sounds like it's faulty

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nx200USER1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,097
Re: Request for people with NX 18-200mm

I just checked with the 18-200mm attached to the nx200 and all I can reproduce is the aperture making mechanical noise while I have the custom button (bottom right corner programmed for 'live preview') pressed (with camera in aperture priority mode for photo). With the custom button pressed, I can hear a short mechanical 'grinding' sound each time I rotate the jog dial on top and change the aperture size, which is reflected in amoled display as a darker or lighter image.

In movie mode with camera set to aperture priority mode, I cannot hear anything changing the aperture size with the jog dial.

chrisrabe OP Contributing Member • Posts: 880
Re: Request for people with NX 18-200mm

Strange.

So, in certain situations, it sounds like you can reproduce it. For me it's only in video mode though - but without fail, no matter what settings I use.

Though as you are testing with NX200, and I with NX1000, I wonder if is some problem in the firmware?

Oh well, NX300 will be here tomorrow night, so will get to test then.

Thanks for taking the time to test.

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nx200USER1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,097
Re: Request for people with NX 18-200mm

somewhat off topic but still related to the 18-200mm, BHPhotovideo seem to have it for $649 (as of 04/01/2013, all jokes aside) and looking at newegg or amazon they still have them at the typical $800 range. I remember going berserk when I found mine for $599 from Henry's....anyways, good luck with yours and congratulations on your nx300 purchase.

chrisrabe OP Contributing Member • Posts: 880
Re: Request for people with NX 18-200mm

Ok, busy putting the 18-200mm through it's paces on the NX300.

I am getting this awful crunching/grinding noise in lens priority mode on focus.

So I am not sure this is an aperture problem, as in lens priority mode, aperture should remain locked - unless the problem is that is trying to forcefully adjust it when it is locked...

Put it on the NX1000, and don't seem to suffer it there, but lens priority mode is different on the NX1000.

But the lens ALWAYS makes the crunching/grinding noise on startup on either camera.

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AndricD Regular Member • Posts: 231
Re: Request for people with NX 18-200mm

I only hear anything from mine (nx20)when I start the camera up with it on, when it produces a sound like the motor engages on it and is hardly noticeable. tried in lens priority & aperture modeswhich I don't normally use and no sounds.

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Raf007 Regular Member • Posts: 178
Re: Request for people with NX 18-200mm

I can hear the same noise. I looked at the lenses when they are operating and the noise is caused by opening and closing the aperture blades. In PASM modes the diaphragm is closing only when you press the shutter so its not audible when you change aperture. In Lens Priority mode the diaphragm is opening/closing when you half-press the shutter to focus making the noise. In video mode when adjusting aperture the blades also are also moving accordingly thus making sound.

chrisrabe OP Contributing Member • Posts: 880
Re: Request for people with NX 18-200mm

Thanks for the responses guys.

Raf, is it a horrible grinding type noise you hear? Very audible, even from a bit of a distance?

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Raf007 Regular Member • Posts: 178
Re: Request for people with NX 18-200mm

chrisrabe wrote:

Thanks for the responses guys.

Raf, is it a horrible grinding type noise you hear? Very audible, even from a bit of a distance?

I can hear a mechanical sound, kind of difficult to describe but I wouldn't necessarily call it a horrible grinding. It becoming worse and more annoying at small aperture though.

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