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Do you care about shutter sound?

 
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Mar 14, 2017 08:17 |  #1

I'm having trouble falling in love with my 6D because the shutter sounds so soft. Honestly my t3i had the best sound, but I like my 70D also. With the 6D I keep checking to make sure I don't have it in silent shutter mode.


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Mar 14, 2017 08:22 |  #2

Really pretty meaningless in most situations, but before I read your post I was already thinking about how much better my 6D sounds than my Rebel.

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Mar 14, 2017 08:36 |  #3

I was once taking shots of a nice big Great Blue Heron that was lounging around a nearby pond, and in fact the shutter sound did get the notice of the critter and it skittered off, sad to say...

You do occasionally notice the sounds when watching an "event" involving press photogs, Oh Well...I can't let it bother me much except to avoid scaring off "subjects" like that heron!


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Mar 14, 2017 09:02 |  #4

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18300608 (external link)
Really pretty meaningless in most situations, but before I read your post I was already thinking about how much better my 6D sounds than my Rebel.

:lol:

I'm always worried about too slow of a shutter causing blur, and the sharp clack of the t3i sounds faster than the soft lackadaisical 6D sound. Like hearing the 6D I can't believe it actually happened in 1/1000th of a second.


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Mar 14, 2017 09:45 |  #5

Stand at the side of a motor-racing circuit when 30 high powered motorcycles roar past you at full throttle and then tell me that the sound of your camera shutter matters.


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Mar 14, 2017 10:07 |  #6

I'm one who wishes that it was completely silent like a P/S. The shutter sound has ruined more shots than it makes. From taking the time to sneak up on wildlife and have them scatter at the first shutter press, to that annoying click-click-click at a wedding or a family event. A sound guaranteed to ruin a any stealthy candid shot.


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Mar 14, 2017 12:27 |  #7

john crossley wrote in post #18300679 (external link)
Stand at the side of a motor-racing circuit when 30 high powered motorcycles roar past you at full throttle and then tell me that the sound of your camera shutter matters.

Stand at the back of a one man piano concert in a small room filled with 30 people and then tell me that the sound of your camera shutter doesn't matter.

:D

6D silent shutter is really pretty amazing in such situations. I can tell you that even the quiet regular shutter of the 6D would have been too awkward to use without getting dirty looks from the patrons.

and travis, i think you are just saying it is your perception, but the only difference is the sound and the slight shutter lag increase before opening the shutter. Remember the silent "shutter" is really silent mirror! That is the sound we are here talking about.


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Mar 14, 2017 12:27 as a reply to  @ john crossley's post |  #8

Don't need much noise to cover a shutter, the average conversational voice more than covers the 40dB shutter noise (measured at 10')
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Mar 14, 2017 12:36 |  #9

I would love for my shutter to not make any noise at all, nor produce any vibration.

I'm fine with the minor click sound on my mirrorless with no moving parts there.

All my dSLR's are noisy. I always wish they were quieter or dead silent. My 7D is quieter than my other cameras, funny enough.

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Mar 14, 2017 12:44 |  #10

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gjl711 wrote in post #18300694 (external link)
I'm one who wishes that it was completely silent like a P/S. The shutter sound has ruined more shots than it makes.

MalVeauX wrote in post #18300818 (external link)
I would love for my shutter to not make any noise at all, nor produce any vibration.

I'm with you guys on this. Shutter noise sucks. No matter what the sound is like, the fact that there is noise can ruin an opportunity very quickly. And silent shutter mode isn't much help because most of the time I want to shoot bursts, which cannot be done in silent mode. I wish the shutter & mirror just didn't make any noise at all.

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Mar 14, 2017 12:55 |  #11

Well, where are some who are turning shutter sound on mobile phones and taking hundred of pictures while you have to hear it. :twisted:

For me one case with shutter sound to be cared was with 5D and street photography. Not what I care about it, but it was making children near by to be afraid. The only shutter sound I was afraid on the street was from Bessa L. I feel like I have to say - "I'm sorry, it wasn't me", every time it was farting its shutter blades on empty street.
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Mar 14, 2017 13:07 |  #12

For me the quieter the better with one exception. When posing an experienced model with available light the noise helps cue changes in expression and posture.


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Mar 14, 2017 13:27 |  #13

"It depends"

Loud sporting event? Probably not going to think too much about it. Also not overly worried about it when outdoors in many cases. Much of the wildlife I have photographed will look up and be curious about the shutter I've found more so than they startle and run off in many cases.

Not a fan of it during times when people are trying to actively listen to something.


Ironically I find that the leaf shutters in some of my old film gear are quiet enough to get me in trouble... Press the shutter release, think I hear nothing, then get to stand there and try to remember whether or not I've confirmed the shutter was cocked before I tripped it... I have a few 'interesting' frames thanks to this and being very confident that I had just screwed up. The line between have screwed up, and are about to screw up, can be a rather fine one with leaf shutters apparently.


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Mar 14, 2017 14:57 |  #14

john crossley wrote in post #18300679 (external link)
Stand at the side of a motor-racing circuit when 30 high powered motorcycles roar past you at full throttle and then tell me that the sound of your camera shutter matters.

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18300803 (external link)
Stand at the back of a one man piano concert in a small room filled with 30 people and then tell me that the sound of your camera shutter doesn't matter.

Aye, well that’s the beauty of photography there is no right or wrong it’s all about personal preference.


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Mar 14, 2017 15:28 |  #15

I really like the sound of the shutter on my M3, not sure why but it's a more pleasant sound than the clacking sound made by my T6s or the machine gun 7D2. Have definitely spooked a few birds with the 7d2. The M3 is almost a metallic brush sound and doesn't have the typical shutter sound.

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