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#1 wijnands

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 03:16 AM

I got mine friday, it's replacing the weakest lens in my bag, a Sigma 70-300 APO. Haven't had the time yet to really put it trough it's paces but the first impression is good.

One thing I do notice is that whilst VR is quiet the focusing does make some noise. You have to be close to the camera but it's there and rather constant.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 05:09 AM

If the noise is constant then you're hearing the VR working.
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 06:41 AM

That's what I expected but it's there even if VR is off.
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Posted 19 October 2009 - 08:14 AM

Congrats on purchasing this lens. I will check mine tonite and see I hear any noise onor off. Either way, have fun with it.

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 01:43 PM

Do you have the camera set to continuous AF in which case it could be the camera constantly adjusting the focus to keep it dead on. The AF makes a 'ticking' noise as it cuts in and out - the VR makes a constant 'whirr' as it constantly corrects. You've got me wandering round finding quiet places to try and listen to my lens. Good job most people think I'm weird already :D
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Posted 20 October 2009 - 04:46 AM

That's it, the continuous AF. Well done. With a screwdriver lens it never caused this much activity.
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