Fuji GF 30mm Strange AF Sound?

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mstjean Regular Member • Posts: 173
Fuji GF 30mm Strange AF Sound?

I dropped my lens and began to notice the motor sound when autofocusing. I don't know if I am now paranoid after dropping it or it always sounded this way.

I recorded the lens sound while focusing and upload the recording to my Google Drive. For those with a GF 30mm, does this sound normal?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X23MnM_xxeEzFa2BLf4GbScfSvJFOtEX/view?usp=drivesdk

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Forum GAS Regular Member • Posts: 100
Re: Fuji GF 30mm Strange AF Sound?

I don’t think the focusing has been damaged.  Make sure pictures look okay.

EuronGreyjoy
EuronGreyjoy Regular Member • Posts: 370
Re: Fuji GF 30mm Strange AF Sound?

mstjean wrote:

I dropped my lens and began to notice the motor sound when autofocusing. I don't know if I am now paranoid after dropping it or it always sounded this way.

I recorded the lens sound while focusing and upload the recording to my Google Drive. For those with a GF 30mm, does this sound normal?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1X23MnM_xxeEzFa2BLf4GbScfSvJFOtEX/view?usp=drivesdk

Mine doesn't sound like this.

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left eye
left eye Senior Member • Posts: 2,532
Re: Fuji GF 30mm Strange AF Sound?

…sounds like a duck. Mines slightly ‘squeaky’ but not loudly quacky.

How did you record this? - with the camera handheld in ‘open air’ or on a tripod, or with the camera resting on a vibration amplifying table? If resting on a table, lens AF can sound really weird.

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OP mstjean Regular Member • Posts: 173
Re: Fuji GF 30mm Strange AF Sound?

I decided to send the lens to Fuji US for assessment/repair. It sounds sick...far louder than my GF63mm and even the old and noisy XF35 1.4.

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