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07-16-2010, 10:42 PM   #1
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DA 21mm noise/clicking

I did a search--sorry if this has been covered already. I have a DA Ltd. 21mm--it has an audible focus noise which I gather is normal but it also audibly clicks sometimes when it seems to be focusing in low-light or the distance of the focal subject dramatically changes. Is this normal? I'm talking like a slight clicking that seems loud when you are behind the camera as it focuses. Thanks in advance. I'm just concerned that the camera/lens may be off from getting jostled about during traveling.

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There shouldn't be any clicks unless the lens reaches it's minimum focusing distance, but I don't think such a minor problem would indicate anything wrong with the lens.

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AF - easy fix

What you're hearing is the clicking of tiny toe-nails as the hamster spins the AF gear motor. You need to have the l'il guy's toe-nails trimmed. This is one of the rare, but easily diagnosed, AF symptoms.

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