Camera Noise?

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  1. seanbreaux1

    seanbreaux1 TPF Noob!

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    Hi i have a canon 30d that i bought recently used. I have noticed that sometimes when it starts to focus it makes a pretty loud ERREEEEE noise. It sounds like something is wrong. Does this seem familiar to anyone?
     
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    That is the sound of the autofocus motor. It's normal.
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    depends what lens you use.

    if it is an USM lens then you should not hear anything loud. if you use a sigma 24-70, expect an electric toothbrush sound ;)
     
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    Jon, The Elder TPF Noob!

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    The sound you are describing comes from the lens, which has a focusing motor that accomplishes your autofocus. Your camera is not making the noise.
     
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    I know that the lens makes noise but this is not the regular focus noise it is much louder and it sounds just wrong. It does not do this everytme i focus just sometimes
     

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