Hi all I'm a newbie DSLR owner with a Nikon D5000 w/ stock lens that I'm pleased with. Only question I have is that I find the autofocus motor pretty noisy. Is this typical or should it be relatively silent?
The AF motor should be very quiet. I am assuming that the “stock lens” is the 18-55 VR. Since the D5000 does not have a focusing motor and if there is a problem, it resides with the lens. However, can you describe the noise, what type of noise it is, and how loud?
Thanks for the audio on the 18-55 focusing. I do not have the 18-55; therefore it is hard for me to say if it is normal or not. It does not sound that bad, imho. I believe that Marty has an excellent suggestion to go to your local dealer to check their 18-55. It is the only way to know for certain.
Does it take this long to focus or it was just for recording the sound. If it takes this long, it seems that the lens is hunting. In other words, it is having trouble focusing, which might mean a different problem. I think that the 18-55 should snap into focus much quicker than it does.
One thing that you can do is to bring it close to focus manually and then AF it. If it takes this long, then the lens is having problems auto focusing. This could be the lens or even the camera. You can also try the camera with another lens. Unfortunately, I do not know what you have because your profile has very limited information.
Welcome to Nikonians! As Hektor states AF-S type lenses should be almost silent. If you have a Dealer close by see if their Demo camera makes the same noise. If not return the lens for exchange with your dealer or send it in to Nikon for repair. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!