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Thread started 04 Sep 2011 (Sunday) 12:27
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Sep 04, 2011 12:27 |  #1

Just wondering what setting folks use?

It has always been the first thing I shut off when I get a new camera.

Yesterday I was at a wedding and noticed the photographer had it enabled - the first time I have seen a pro wedding photog have it enabled. It really became noticeable during the ceremony. During quiet moments: "Beep. Beep. Click. Beep. Click. Beep. Beep. Beep. Click."


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Sep 04, 2011 12:38 |  #2

Comments on why you use or it don't use it?


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Sep 04, 2011 12:40 |  #3

I've always left it on. I'd rather have the audio cue rather than looking for confirmation in the viewfinder. However, I think a pro shooting a wedding should turn it off. That would be really annoying.


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Sep 04, 2011 12:41 as a reply to  @ okcomputer's post |  #4

I don't really have a reason for keeping it off other than I find it annoying and unnecessary.




  
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Sep 04, 2011 12:45 |  #5

I also find it annoying, it is the one of the options I turn off when starting out with a new camera.
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Sep 04, 2011 12:49 |  #6

It's annoying especially during wedding ceremonies. The last thing the couple wants is distracting beeps coming from all around the church. I had that turned off on all of my 35mm cameras that had a beep feature.


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Sep 04, 2011 12:52 |  #7

I had the beep on when I first got my 7D, and I was shooting a college baseball game next to another photographer, he turns to me and nonchalantly mentions hearing a beeping sound... I get a bit embarrassed and quickly turn it off, lol. Now I keep the sound off. The visual cue in the viewfinder is plenty.


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Sep 04, 2011 12:59 |  #8

First thing I turn off when I get a new camera.


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Sep 04, 2011 13:01 |  #9

With the indicator in the viewfinder and the AF spot illumination, I don't think the beep is necessary. I set one of the 7D's custom functions (I can't recall which one exactly) so the red LED off to the side of the viewfinder fires regardless of the ambient light level.


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Sep 04, 2011 13:05 |  #10

Depends on the situation, but it's always on for my MF alt glass.


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Sep 04, 2011 13:58 as a reply to  @ 20DNewbie's post |  #11

I don't shoot events like weddings (and never intend to), so that's no worry for me. No real reason to leave it on except that it doesn't bother me and I haven't found a compelling reason to turn it off. The audible confirmation of focus is nice, but admittedly not completely necessary.


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Sep 04, 2011 14:08 |  #12

To be honest I generally always have the beep on, BUT - if I for example visit a church, I switch it off, the shutter is loud enough.

I think one really needs to decide on a "per situation" basis - will the beep annoy anybody?

Personally I like the beep as an additional confirmation to just the lights turning on.


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Sep 04, 2011 14:15 |  #13

I always leave it on and get annoyed or worried when i don't hear it.

I can see how turning it off during a church reception would make sense though, personally i need the extra confirmation my eyesight is very focused on the scene not the readings at the bottom.I also wear glasses and sometimes can't get a full view of the VF the beep tells me its okay to press the shutter.


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Sep 04, 2011 14:18 |  #14

I normally leave it on but do shut it off when I shoot weddings.




  
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Sep 04, 2011 15:25 |  #15

One of the first things I turn off with a camera - I have my eye up to the viewfinder so spotting the little red dot confirmation in the viewfinder is all I need to know its in focus (well at least that the camera thinks its in focus ;)).

Heck I'd be happy to "turn off" the shutter and mirror slap sounds as well. There is a time and a place where I do like to hear the sound of the camera working, and other times when its a massively loud booming sound that really I could do without ;)
(and yes I know its mechanical sounds that don't turn off)


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