Quiet Video Lenses For X-T3

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Dr88man Regular Member • Posts: 131
Quiet Video Lenses For X-T3

Which lenses exhibit low noise for video use with internal mic? In partiicular the 10-24, 23/1.4, 16-55, 55-200 lenses?...

The 23/1.4 would be ideal, but have heard that the old stepper AF motors can be heard through internal mics.

Thanks

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Fuji Maine Regular Member • Posts: 435
Re: Quiet Video Lenses For X-T3
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Anything with the "LM" designation will be fine but anything that doesn't is just too loud including the 23mm. Most are so loud that even with a shoe mount mic the lenses are picked up

DJ2014 Regular Member • Posts: 339
Re: Quiet Video Lenses For X-T3
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I have several of these and a few more.  The 23 1.4 and the 35 1.4 are very loud.  The mic, especially on the 35 picks up the focusing noise a lot.  In a loud room it should be ok but if the room is quiet it is REALLY annoying.

The 16-55 f.28 is 100% silent and the 18-55 is also silent.

Some on the forum say the noise on the 23 and 35 is overstated and for photos I agree.  But for video, unless you are using an external mic off camera, the noise is picked up by the camera mic.

OP Dr88man Regular Member • Posts: 131
Re: Quiet Video Lenses For X-T3

Fuji Maine wrote:

Anything with the "LM" designation will be fine but anything that doesn't is just too loud including the 23mm. Most are so loud that even with a shoe mount mic the lenses are picked up

Thank you for the great advice! I'll look for LM lenses.

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Canon EOS 5D Nikon D810 Nikon Z7 Fujifilm X-T3 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED +7 more
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