I have been playing with movies (they hold not strong interest but since it does them...)
I am using the built in mic and a 24-70/2.8 lens (no VR), with more or less default settings.
When I record, the lens is continually focusing (and doing a pretty good job actually). but the focus noise is extremely loud on playback, I guess because the lens is an inch from the mic. It's loud enough to be almost unusable.
Has anyone else noticed?
Did anyone get the Nikon add-on mic, either the Nikon ME1 or something else, and try it? I could see where a true, feet-from-camera external mic would be better, but does a hot-shoe mic get far enough away this problem goes away?
Note I have no other lens with me at the moment (long story) so not sure if that lens is louder than most. It actually seems a bit loud from memory, but new camera, new lens... hard to say from memory. But VR is also going to add some noise.