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Oct 14, 2013 10:07 |  #16

I loved the 6Ds silent mode when I rented it, to me my 70D's silent mode is not nearly so "silent". The 6D's has a quieter and smoother sound than I think I'm getting on the 70D -- and the lost of frame rate is very noticible on the 70D.




  
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Oct 14, 2013 12:32 |  #17

dnauer wrote in post #16369921 (external link)
I loved the 6Ds silent mode when I rented it, to me my 70D's silent mode is not nearly so "silent". The 6D's has a quieter and smoother sound than I think I'm getting on the 70D -- and the lost of frame rate is very noticible on the 70D.

Most likely seems (or is) quieter on the 6D because of the muffling due to the body composition.


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Oct 14, 2013 12:35 |  #18

Frodge wrote in post #16364905 (external link)
How does it silence the shutter?

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+1 That was rich. :lol:


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Oct 14, 2013 12:38 |  #19

Silent mode is awesome on the 6D. I can see it being used extensively at events like weddings and stage performances where the louder clacking of other cameras would be annoying.


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Oct 16, 2013 03:59 |  #20

Another tradeoff is a longer blackout period of the viewfinder. Also i read somewhere that it uses more power. Not sure about that last one though.


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Oct 16, 2013 04:24 |  #21

I've had my 5D3 set on silent since the first time I tried it. I don't machine gun the shutter anyway so the fps loss is negligable for me. The benefit of less noise in wildlife, macro and event shoots, such as wedding ceremonies, outweigh any performance loss. Even if it does require more power I'm not worried, I've got 8 Lp-e6 batteries to go with my 5D3 and 70D, and a pair in a grip usually lasts all day and upwards of 2,000 photos. I just wish the silent shutter was as effective in the 70D, which is good but not as good as the 5D3.


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Oct 16, 2013 14:04 |  #22

I just got a 5D3 and tried the silent shutter. I can't imagine going back to the regular version for anything other than sports and the higher fps.




  
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Oct 16, 2013 14:20 |  #23

If the silent shutter does reduce shutter wear, I would use it more. I have no qualms about using it, however, I normally stick to regular mode for regular family photography and such.


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Oct 16, 2013 14:23 |  #24

I've shot over 15,000 images with my 6D in silent shutter mode and I haven't noticed any ill effects.


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Oct 16, 2013 15:06 |  #25

What's the point of a silent shutter when it's always been nearly silent, what we need is silent mirror:rolleyes:

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If the silent shutter does reduce shutter wear, I would use it more. I have no qualms about using it, however, I normally stick to regular mode for regular family photography and such.

As per my sarcastic remark above, silent shutter probably does nothing for shutter wear, but it could help the mirror box last longer(assuming the parts used to dampen the mirror movement don't become a more likely failure point).


Anyway I love using it for wildlife(or anytime I don't want to minimize attention being drawn to me) when burst isn't needed.




  
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Oct 16, 2013 19:49 as a reply to  @ lovemyram4x4's post |  #26

The other cost, and the reason I switch between silent and regular mode, is the increase in lag time in silent mode. The 6D isn't slow in silent mode, but dang it's fast in regular mode. Chasing my kids even if not machine gunning, the faster response in regular mode is nice. Agree with other posters that the silent mode is a good bit quieter and I use it often.


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