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When the camera is turned on, the lens vibrates briefly for 4 sec.It doesnt matter if its in Auto or manual focus. It happens while turning off the camera as well. I have sent the camera to the Sony Service center and waiting for a response. Fortunately, its under warranty. Please let me know if is a defect in this model ( Alpha 200 DSLR )

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It is likely to be an issue with the auto focus in the lens. You will get the grinding noise even if you switch the camera on in manual focus, but not if you take pictures in manual focus.

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