50mm 1.4 noisy focus?

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  1. mrm83

    mrm83 TPF Noob!

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    I just got a 50 mm 1.4 today.. and the focus...sounds like the 1.8....
    is it just my copy? or is this 1.4?

    i AF and its like chaa chaa, cha cha chaaaa.....
     
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    Canon?

    Never used the 1.8, but from what I have heard it's very loud.

    Mine is the f/1.4 and it's very quiet.
     
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    Indeed. You need to tell us what brand it is. My EF 50mm f/1.4 was ultra-quiet when focusing, until it met concrete and had to have the focus mechanism replaced. Now it's a little noisier than I'd like, but...meh.
     
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    sorry, yeah, its the canon 1.4..

    its not quite at all.. i had the 100mm 2.8 macro and it was silent compared to this one.. maybe i need to take it back for a new one..
     
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    Perhaps. Is it refurbished? Very odd that it would be noisy if it's new. (This is one of the reasons why I always insist on testing the lens before buying it. These puppies are expensive!)
     
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    Yes. That's what I would do.

    Since you just bought it (did you buy it new, or used?), an exchange shouldn't be a problem - especially if it's defective...
     

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