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02-16-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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DA* 16-50mm SQUEAK?

Hi guys, I just bought a 16-50mm second-hand for a great price.
But, after a few shots SDM , it has now started to squeak a considerable amount.
It almost sounds like there's a mouse inside the lens.

Is this normal?! I really hope not.
Please let me know.
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02-16-2010, 06:11 PM   #2
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No, not normal.
Mine did that for two years. Although it never seemed hurt anything or affect image quality, focusing, etc... I suspect it probably means that something was not wearing right and would eventually break prematurely.
I simply never could afford the time to send it in. I finally sent it in for repair. Not cheap since it was then out of warranty. (About $300 to fix).
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Uh-oh, yea my DA*50-135 started doing that just before the SDM failed. Doggone shame it's second-hand, if it was still under warranty I'd say send it in immediately!
02-16-2010, 08:08 PM   #4
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It could be that lubrication is all used up or all dried up in the gears, causing it to creek.

Found a video of the squeak.
[YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvCCnzzLcT4[/YT]

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That sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard. I had trouble listening to the whole thing. The guy in the video looks ticked that his lens is making that sound.
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QuoteOriginally posted by PentaxPoke Quote
That sounds like fingernails on a chalkboard. I had trouble listening to the whole thing. The guy in the video looks ticked that his lens is making that sound.
I'd be ticked if that were my lens. Damn mice! Just wrap some cheese around it to bring them out
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Thanks for the video it sounds very much like my problem and its as loud as the beep when the auto focus locks on.
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