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I hate the way my shutter sounds

 
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Sep 24, 2010 16:51 |  #31

The sound hasn't bothered me much when I'm hiking, etc. But as said, in quiet settings, or in a room full of people, it sounds really bad IMO. I love the camera otherwise, I'd just like to be noticed a little less when shooting.




  
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Sep 24, 2010 16:59 |  #32

guitarfish wrote in post #10972316 (external link)
The sound hasn't bothered me much when I'm hiking, etc. But as said, in quiet settings, or in a room full of people, it sounds really bad IMO. I love the camera otherwise, I'd just like to be noticed a little less when shooting.

Then you should have gotten a point and shoot...

Or use LiveView - then the mirror stay up - the shutter itself isn't loud at all.
The "large noise" is the mirror.


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Sep 24, 2010 18:06 |  #33

I liked the 5DII sound best - it made me smile as it sounds ike a kid on a pogo stick!




  
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Sep 24, 2010 18:10 |  #34

Anders Ă–stberg wrote in post #10972116 (external link)
Nicest (quietest) shutter I've had the pleasure of operating is my old 10D (if anyone still remembers that camera)...

The 10D has the best shutter sound out of all the bodies I've owned.

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Sep 24, 2010 18:37 |  #35

DetlevCM wrote in post #10972357 (external link)
Then you should have gotten a point and shoot...

Or use LiveView - then the mirror stay up - the shutter itself isn't loud at all.
The "large noise" is the mirror.

I never said I didn't know what the noise was, and I know the difference between an SLR with a mirror and a P&S... smart alek. I'm not looking for complete silence. I think it's reasonable for someone who spent the money to complain the shutter sounds like a mouse trap. It's the sqeak that sceams "cheap plastic crap!" that really bothers me. Poor design IMO.




  
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Sep 24, 2010 19:44 |  #36

guntoter wrote in post #10971266 (external link)
Loud shutter sound is good & bad.

Good when you are at a sporting event and trying to get others to move out of your way. When they hear that shutter (especially on rapid fire) they tend to move over for you.

On the other hand, at a wedding it is very annoying. You don't want attention there.

That is SO true. I first noticed this with my mkiii, and now the mk iv.
As for weddings, there is a reason I shoot airshows and sports instead of people! :)


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Sep 24, 2010 20:21 |  #37

guitarfish wrote in post #10971113 (external link)
OK, I've had my T1i for 3 months, it's my first DSLR, and dang if I don't love it...except everytime I take a picture with it, I cringe a little. Why? The squeaky cheap plasticky shutter sound is AWFUL!!! I can't stand it!

Listen to the different sounds in this vid. Mine sounds exactly like the Xsi in this vid. I'm tempted to spray WD-40 in there.

http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=c8c7I5c_pY0 (external link)

I just needed to vent.  :o

I don't think that Canon will replace the camera because of the way the shutter sounds. Does it take good pics?


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Sep 24, 2010 20:35 |  #38

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I don't think that Canon will replace the camera because of the way the shutter sounds. Does it take good pics?

Neither do I, and I wasn't planning to ask them to. It takes good pics, it's a nice camera. I just wish it didn't sound so...so unlike what most people expect an SLR to sound like.




  
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Sep 24, 2010 21:30 |  #39

After using the muted thud shutter of the 40D, the 30D sounds sharp/"clicky" to my ears....*
And I've rejected using some perfectly good golf drivers and putters because of their 'clinky' sound at contact...

* edit....of course, I'm really taliking about the sound of the flapping mirror....and I agree that the 10D's is the nicest...tho the 40D comes real close...


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Sep 24, 2010 21:37 |  #40

guitarfish wrote in post #10973376 (external link)
Neither do I, and I wasn't planning to ask them to. It takes good pics, it's a nice camera. I just wish it didn't sound so...so unlike what most people expect an SLR to sound like.

meh...after being around DSLRs for a few years (got my first one in '05 or '06), I expect smaller cameras to sound like it...it's pretty funny, I can tell a Nikon from a Canon and a XXD from a Rebel without looking...it gets my non-photo friends every time :D

We hear a click and I'll say "Canon Rebel" or "Canon 30D"...we all turn around and sure enough, it is :D


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Sep 25, 2010 01:52 as a reply to  @ LowriderS10's post |  #41

Talking about shutter noises, two cameras come to mind.. Pentax 6x7 which went off with a real ker-lunk and Nikon F2 with MD-2 motordrive attached which sounded like an AK-47 going off at full tilt..

Have owned both these cameras and I reckon Canon DSRs sound wimpy, almost girly to me;)


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Sep 25, 2010 02:29 |  #42

I only buy the camera for the shutter sound. I don't care about FPS, IQ, Mp, build quality etc.


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Sep 25, 2010 04:03 |  #43

Don't listen to some of these folks. The ones giving you a hard time don't have Rebels. It IS an annoying sound, but intrinsic in the camera, I''m afraid. It can't be fixed. It's one reason why I thought, nope can't get by with a Rebel.

The sad thing is IMHO I think you have to go to "the dark side" (Nikon) to get the best shutter sound. But Nikon Rebel equivalents have squeaky shutters too so you'd have to move up to the D90.


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Sep 25, 2010 08:54 as a reply to  @ CameraAddict's post |  #44

My first Canon was a 50D, then I went to a 7D so I'm used to the shutter sound they make. One day I was at Best Buy so I picked up a T1i just to have a look at one and the first time I hit the shutter button I thought something was wrong with it. I understand what you are saying about not liking the sound, at least to me it's not a pleasant noise.


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Sep 25, 2010 09:44 |  #45

LowriderS10 wrote in post #10973652 (external link)
...I can tell a Nikon from a Canon and a XXD from a Rebel without looking...it gets my non-photo friends every time :D

We hear a click and I'll say "Canon Rebel" or "Canon 30D"...we all turn around and sure enough, it is :D

A mind is a terrible thing to waste! :lol:


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