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Just got my first DSLR, confused...
« on: June 27, 2012, 06:18:33 PM »
My t4i arrived today and I'm already having my mind blown (in a bad way).

I'm using the 40mm 2.8 STM lens, and I was wondering...is it supposed to make a creaking noise when I turn it counter-clockwise?

I'm very new to photography and basically have no idea what I'm doing.  I don't want to break anything.

Also, the AF was working but now it isn't.  I turned the camera off/switched the AF up and back and nothing.

I know, I know, I'm a huge newbie.

Any help would be very much appreciated.  I'm afraid to touch the thing.

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Just got my first DSLR, confused...
« on: June 27, 2012, 06:18:33 PM »

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Re: Just got my first DSLR, confused...
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2012, 06:22:08 PM »
since i dont own the lens i'll just take a guess that because it isnt a usm it will be noisey focusing
(i am assuming you mean the focus ring since there isnt a whole lot else to turn on that thing :P)
so when you manually focus it will make a noise like gears turning the 50 f1.8 is very noisy like this

try set it to AF and just take some pictures change focus distance and you will hear the AF making the
same noises

someone here posted a video of the noise i'll find it and link it

here you go
http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=7611.0
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Re: Just got my first DSLR, confused...
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2012, 06:25:02 PM »
It isn't the AF itself, that's pretty quiet.  It's when I manually focus it, it creaks one way.

I'm about to turn it on again and pay around some more.

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Re: Just got my first DSLR, confused...
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2012, 06:32:44 PM »
It isn't the AF itself, that's pretty quiet.  It's when I manually focus it, it creaks one way.

I'm about to turn it on again and pay around some more.

I believe you need to turn OFF the AF on this lens as it is not a FTM (full time manual focus) lens. There should be a small switch on the lens itself that goes between AF and MF.
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Re: Just got my first DSLR, confused...
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2012, 06:35:06 PM »
I believe you need to turn OFF the AF on this lens as it is not a FTM (full time manual focus) lens. There should be a small switch on the lens itself that goes between AF and MF.

Hey, I know that much!  I'm dumb, but I ain't that dumb.

What I think happened was when I put on the lens hood, the lens became somewhat loose or something. I took it off and put it back on (the lens) and the sound went away and everything focuses fine.

Anyone know where to find the audio metering in the menus?  It has audio metering, right?

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Re: Just got my first DSLR, confused...
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2012, 06:42:25 PM »
I believe you need to turn OFF the AF on this lens as it is not a FTM (full time manual focus) lens. There should be a small switch on the lens itself that goes between AF and MF.

Hey, I know that much!  I'm dumb, but I ain't that dumb.

What I think happened was when I put on the lens hood, the lens became somewhat loose or something. I took it off and put it back on (the lens) and the sound went away and everything focuses fine.

Anyone know where to find the audio metering in the menus?  It has audio metering, right?

Ah, ok. Just checking.

No clue, it may. You'll have to check in the menu. Oh, hey, it came with a manual, right? Try reading the manual :P
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Re: Just got my first DSLR, confused...
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 06:56:29 PM »
I believe you need to turn OFF the AF on this lens as it is not a FTM (full time manual focus) lens. There should be a small switch on the lens itself that goes between AF and MF.

Hey, I know that much!  I'm dumb, but I ain't that dumb.

What I think happened was when I put on the lens hood, the lens became somewhat loose or something. I took it off and put it back on (the lens) and the sound went away and everything focuses fine.

Anyone know where to find the audio metering in the menus?  It has audio metering, right?

Ah, ok. Just checking.

No clue, it may. You'll have to check in the menu. Oh, hey, it came with a manual, right? Try reading the manual :P

hmmm i was just checking on the FTM thing

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/06/08/Canon-creates-EF-S-18-135mm-F3-5-5-6-IS-STM-EF-40mm-F2-8-STM

they say here it is FTM for stills

and here
http://www.canon.com.au/~/media/Product%20Brochures/Lenses/EF-40f28-STM-Specifications-Brochure.ashx
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Re: Just got my first DSLR, confused...
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2012, 06:56:29 PM »

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Re: Just got my first DSLR, confused...
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 07:06:43 PM »
I believe you need to turn OFF the AF on this lens as it is not a FTM (full time manual focus) lens. There should be a small switch on the lens itself that goes between AF and MF.

Hey, I know that much!  I'm dumb, but I ain't that dumb.

What I think happened was when I put on the lens hood, the lens became somewhat loose or something. I took it off and put it back on (the lens) and the sound went away and everything focuses fine.

Anyone know where to find the audio metering in the menus?  It has audio metering, right?

Ah, ok. Just checking.

No clue, it may. You'll have to check in the menu. Oh, hey, it came with a manual, right? Try reading the manual :P

hmmm i was just checking on the FTM thing

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/06/08/Canon-creates-EF-S-18-135mm-F3-5-5-6-IS-STM-EF-40mm-F2-8-STM

they say here it is FTM for stills

and here
http://www.canon.com.au/~/media/Product%20Brochures/Lenses/EF-40f28-STM-Specifications-Brochure.ashx

That's cool, didn't know that about the shorty forty. I gotta get me one of those. I've heard it's pretty darn good quality, and for $200 it's a good buy.
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Re: Just got my first DSLR, confused...
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 07:06:43 PM »