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Zoom lens noise in videos..

In video mode....i was playing back a very quick video i had just shot on my S2IS and i heard an extremely random noise on the video when i had zoomed in and out. I then put the camera to my ear and zoomed in and out...only the hear same noise again. Is it the lens motor? Unfortunately it is clear as day on the video.
I am very dissapointed, i have only owned the camera for about 1 1/2 and take extremely good care of it.

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Re: zoom lens noise in videos..

1 1/2 years, months, weeks? a little unclear.

you should not hear the zoom motor operate. you should not hear the result of its operation as elements move along.
you have a worn gear or contamination, or other defect. its probably minor. it happens.

return for service. its a good unit. but i would compare repair cost to replacement of latest comparable unit and then explore an upgrade option.

good luck

Posted on Dec 24, 2007

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