Article ID : 00228151 / Last Modified : 09/07/2020

My lens clatters or rattles when I shake it. Is it broken?

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    A linear motor is used to drive the lens. 

    When the linear motor is not powered (*), the lens group is not held in a fixed position. If the unit is shaken, the lens group may move and produce a sound. However, this is not a malfunction. 

    In addition, even if the internal lens group moves due to vibration during transport, etc., this will not affect the performance, etc. 

    * When the camera is turned off or when the unit is not attached to the camera