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Old Apr 3, 2004, 11:17 AM   #11
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How will it affect us? The drive mechanism is operating well within the design specs. An audible sound is not necessarily negative. Actually, after having disassembled the lens about a dozens time the design is very simple with far fewer moving parts than you might imagine. I'd be interesting in hearing your thoughts on this.
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As a mech engineer, rule#1 during design was

Eliminate any vibrations. Vibrations are never good for the longevity of the product, however tiny they may be. No wonder we balance the wheels on our cars in milligrams. Vibrations during a sliding motion leads to chattering marks on the slide, which in turn leads to more vibrations and eventually getting the slide out of design specs.

Now while you have the luxury of taking apart the FZ10 and commenting upon the reality of the situatiom, I comment based upon my theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge in design of machine tools.
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Old Apr 5, 2004, 9:01 AM   #12
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This actually isn't a case of vibration, it's a case of the mass of the case acting like a speaker. If the lens is separated from the cam you don't hear it, yet nothing has changed.

I do see your point, but I don't think we're going to see any accelerated wear. The mechanical load is almost non-existent.

All facts were noted for consideration in the next product. Many thanks.

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Old Apr 17, 2004, 1:43 AM   #13
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Mine, If I start up in landscape (as I were to take a picture) the sound is normal, however if I start up my FZ10 in portrait (90 degree clockwise) it's has louder vibration sound on start up.

My solution was, I always turns "on" (Lens facing down) and turns "off" (lens facing up). This helps to eliminate the vibration sound.

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Mine, If I start up in landscape (as I were to take a picture) the sound is normal, however if I start up my FZ10 in portrait (90 degree clockwise) it's has louder vibration sound on start up.

My solution was, I always turns "on" (Lens facing down) and turns "off" (lens facing up). This helps to eliminate the vibration sound.

PLEASE PARDON MY ENGLISH.
That's always a good idea if you remember to do so because it reduces the load on the motor.
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