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Dec 03, 2012 14:27 |  #1

Hi - I just got my new 5D Mk III and, as usual, am checking all the functions, options, etc. to make sure everything functions correctly.

One thing I noticed is that the shutter on the 5D3 sounds more metallic than that of my 7D. Maybe it just that I'm used to the 7D, but this one sounds so different that I thought I'd ask what others have found with the 5D3.

I will admit, this is my first Full Frame, so maybe that is the difference?

(Boy, it sure makes my 24-105 look a lot wider than it did on the crop body!)

Thanks for comments on the shutter sounds...........




  
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Dec 03, 2012 14:40 |  #2

There is quite a difference between my 5D3 and 7D shutter sound but after a while you get not to notice it. Wait till you try the 5D3 on silent mode, now that's impressive. It makes a big difference when shooting wildlife, they don't hear a click and run away so much.


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Dec 03, 2012 14:46 |  #3

modchild wrote in post #15321274 (external link)
There is quite a difference between my 5D3 and 7D shutter sound but after a while you get not to notice it. Wait till you try the 5D3 on silent mode, now that's impressive. It makes a big difference when shooting wildlife, they don't hear a click and run away so much.


Hi - thanks. Does your 5d sound more "metallic" - maybe its the mirror "slap" that I'm hearing. Also, haven't dug into the "silent or quiet" mode - I thought that was only for Live View. I'm a little cross-eyed reading the new manual, especially the AF section.




  
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Dec 03, 2012 22:03 |  #4

Ya the 7D sounds like a mirror being slapped around, the 5D3 sounds like a camera :D


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Dec 03, 2012 22:12 |  #5

Don't worry about it, in a handful of years, that strange infatuation with how a shutter and mirror sounds in your camera will move to one around an artificial sound that you will undoubtedly be able to change on a whim by altering an mp3 file.

I am pretty sure only photographers care how the mirror and shutter assembly sounds, and nobody else does, it is a strange obsession. :)


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Dec 04, 2012 07:36 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #6

Since the camera was "new" I just wanted to be sure, during the return period, that everything was working properly. This shutter sounded more metallic that my 7D so I was concerned there could have been an issue. This one really "clanks" compared to the 7D.

But then, my older 40D was quieter than both of them.




  
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Dec 04, 2012 07:37 |  #7

Someone said it before in another forum and I completely agree -- the shutter sound on the 5D3 sounds like a keystroke on an old ribbon typewriter...metallic, for sure.
Wait till you try the silent shutter mode -- its a miracle!


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Dec 04, 2012 12:55 |  #8

Interesting regarding the 5D3 sound.

I never realized how much my T2i sounds like a squeaky mouse trap until mentioned on POTN (all Rebels apparently sound this way).

Given how solid my 1D3 sounds, it's surprising how quiet the silent shutter is. Does the 5D3 silent shutter work the same way?


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Dec 04, 2012 13:51 |  #9

The 5D3 shutter is beastly lol. I had a T2i before it, and the shutter on it never bothered me until I got the 5D3 and did side-by-side sound comparisons. The 5D3 "clunks" to me, it sounds tough :lol: the T2i in comparison sounded...digital, like nothing was really going on inside the camera and the sound was just a sound file being played. Strange concept I know :lol:

I love the clunky shutter sound :)


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Dec 04, 2012 13:57 as a reply to  @ Christina.DazzleByDesign's post |  #10

Think I got my answer. Talked to a Canon tech person - its not the shutter, its the mirror slap and since I was used to a crop body (40D & 7D), the size of the mirror is much larger on a Full Frame.

I did go into Live View - and the shutters sound very similar (no mirror activation in LV).

For the 5D MK III - its just the size difference of mirror dimensions and what they are moving compared to a crop mirror.

I feel much better - now, to go cross-eyed again reading the AF section of the manual on the MK III.......




  
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Dec 04, 2012 13:59 |  #11

I thought all the 1.6x crop cameras' shutter sound sound like someone is playing a .WAV-sound file on Windows 95 on repeat mode, when pressing the shutter :D.

On full frame 5Ds, they sound like real cameras :).. though I think they are slightly noisier...


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Dec 04, 2012 14:12 |  #12

Jut wait until you hear a medium format mirror, it's what dreams are made of :D


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Dec 04, 2012 14:17 |  #13

Tmuussoni wrote in post #15325857 (external link)
I thought all the 1.6x crop cameras' shutter sound sound like someone is playing a .WAV-sound file on Windows 95 on repeat mode, when pressing the shutter :D.

On full frame 5Ds, they sound like real cameras :).. though I think they are slightly noisier...

Louder too :P the silent mode is awesome


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Dec 05, 2012 05:38 |  #14

I know it has been said a number of times... but silent mode... wow... it's going to be really useful in the church at weddings!


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