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It's at least worth having checked out. My nice copy suddenly started with that loud sound when turning the focusing ring, it's only at 70mm and I remember a guy here complaining about that sound when shooting video. It should have none of these issues.
And for a 2470 lens they should make sure it's the best possible build.
Thanks for the input. Yeah, I agree - I do not know what makes that sound, but it sure could be a start of a big problem down the road.
Did you have yours repaired or did you just get a new copy?
The first "clicker" I had I replaced within days, when I posted in a thread here and people said theirs didn't make that sound. But the "Boooarp" sound mine now makes at 70mm when manual focusing, I just ignore. I don't use mf nor video, so it's not a practical issue.
Oh man, this doesn't look promising...for a $2000 + tax item, getting a good build (along with IQ up there among copy variances) seems like winning the lottery. I guess I'm better off taking the restocking fee hit than lug around a lens that I do not trust would be issue-free for the next ten years.
Bad thing is I quickly sold my 35mm f2 IS the same night the clicking started.
Well, to be fair I have shot at least 20.000 shots with it, and the IQ all over the frame and AF has been nothing but epic. It never fails.
But save the money from the 35 f2 IS and the 24-70 II and wait until the 35 L II comes along