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  1. #1
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    Len focus noise when shooting video with Z6


    I try shooting video with Z6 + FTZ adaptor + Nikon 50mm prime len.
    My subject did not move a lot. I. was shooting in my living room. I was using AF-C as my focus mode.
    During shooting, I periodically hear there is noise when the camera tries to focus the subject.

    And when I view the mov file, I also hear that len focusing noise.

    Is there a way to eliminate that len focusing noise? Is it became of my non Z series len?

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    Re: Len focus noise when shooting video with Z6

    Yes, it is the older f-mount lenses they make more focus noise. Ran across an article the other day that is one of the reasons the user prefers the Z-mount. Others have recommended an external microphone. As I don't shoot video I have no recommendations as to the best route.
    Last edited by Needa; 07-03-2020 at 12:49 PM. Reason: sp
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  3. #3
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    Re: Len focus noise when shooting video with Z6

    It is rue, as @Needa said, the older F mount lenses have louder focus motors. The Z Mount lenses are almost silent. I don't shoot video, but I have several friends that do. Most all use seperate mics. They also swtch from F-mount to Z-Mount. They are grear lenses.
    Last edited by Danno; 07-03-2020 at 11:50 AM.
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