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    Noisy FUJIFILM GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Lens

    FUJIFILM GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Lens

    Have the above new lens. Seems to have a noisy gyro. Rattling sound like something worn out. Sent first one back. Second one no different.
    Others have the same problem? Have had multiple other lenses with image stabilizers and none sounded like this one.

    Hope that's normal for this lens?

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    Re: Noisy FUJIFILM GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Lens

    Anyone?

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    Re: Noisy FUJIFILM GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Lens

    Yup, mine is the same. Noise is gone when IS on. I don’t worry about it.
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    Re: Noisy FUJIFILM GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Yup, mine is the same. Noise is gone when IS on. I don’t worry about it.
    Same here
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    Thanks, guys. Didn't want to send another back.

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    When I tried my coworker's 120mm f4 more than a yr ago, I found it very noisy and I am used to IS lenses making noise. My other Fuji's (XF) didn't make that kind of noise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mota25 View Post
    When I tried my coworker's 120mm f4 more than a yr ago, I found it very noisy and I am used to IS lenses making noise. My other Fuji's (XF) didn't make that kind of noise.
    All my XF lenses with OIS share the loose, clunking noise until they’re powered up. I don’t worry about it, no long term use issue I can detect. How is the GF 120’s noise different, please?
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    Re: Noisy FUJIFILM GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Lens

    Quote Originally Posted by MCTuomey View Post
    All my XF lenses with OIS share the loose, clunking noise until they’re powered up. I don’t worry about it, no long term use issue I can detect. How is the GF 120’s noise different, please?
    I never had any noisy behavior with 50-140mm f2.8 IS. The 120mm f4 on other hand makes noises all the time with camera powered on and you not doing anything. It is like something is moving, scratching noise. Loose clunky noise is different, that is floating elements when lens is not powered on. It happens without IS also, for example with 110mm f2 when it is not powered up.

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    Re: Noisy FUJIFILM GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Lens

    120mm macro can be noisy. But Fuji seem to have improved the image stabilisation with the 250mm F4, which is much quieter. Both lenses are superb, however.
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    Re: Noisy FUJIFILM GF 120mm f/4 Macro R LM OIS WR Lens

    Does this just affect lenses with OIS? I don't have a GF lens yet with it but on the previously owned X lenses (50-140 and 90) I noticed louder than usual noises.

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