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5D3: Anyone use 'silent shooting' mode primarily?

 
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Dec 28, 2013 23:22 |  #1

I was wondering if anyone does this and if shooting ever feels too slow? My concern is that if I need to switch from loud burst shooting to silent one-shot shooting.

For portrait photogs: I am curious if the slightly quieter shutter has any psychological effects on the model subject? Like the camera being less intimidating or something? I don't believe so but I figured I might as well ask




  
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Dec 28, 2013 23:28 |  #2

I use it almost exclusively on my 6D and 5D MkIII. For wildlife it reduces the risk of startling the bird or animal before you get another shot. At non-sporting events, it reduces the distractions caused by the constant shutter clacking. If I were to shoot a sporting event, I wouldn't care about the noise and would use normal high speed continuous if I needed it.


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Dec 29, 2013 00:23 |  #3

I have a 6D and I use silent shutter most of the time as well. Since I don't shoot a ton of bursts when doing portraits, this works just fine and seems to be much less obtrusive.


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Dec 29, 2013 02:20 as a reply to  @ flowrider's post |  #4

I use it pretty much 100% of the time. Even when in burst mode it does good enough.

The models I shoot never complain one way or the other. I don't think if will affect them either way. The last thing the model cares about is the sound of the shutter.


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Dec 29, 2013 08:28 |  #5

Almost 100% of the time (Wedding Photography)

Also videographers love it


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Dec 29, 2013 09:05 |  #6

all the time


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Dec 29, 2013 12:25 |  #7

I'm an all the time user as well. I set it to normal a while back by accident and thought I'd got a problem with it as it was making so much noise. It was so comforting when I got it back to silent, I don't 'machine gun' shoot so it's no problem for me.


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Dec 29, 2013 12:31 |  #8

all the time. Even the burst mode in silent is quite quick. The only time I have been tempted to switch back is when doing some long-exposure work outdoors. I don't always hear the shutter and mirror in silent mode under those circumstances, and it is handy to do so.


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Dec 29, 2013 16:28 |  #9

Do you guys also notice less camera shake when handheld?




  
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Dec 29, 2013 16:35 |  #10

All the time....even for landscape.


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Dec 29, 2013 17:35 |  #11

100% of these responses is pretty much "all the time"...:) good to hear

even for landscape...? whats the point?




  
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Dec 29, 2013 17:42 |  #12

thedcmule2 wrote in post #16562566 (external link)
100% of these responses is pretty much "all the time"...:) good to hear

even for landscape...? whats the point?


No point in particular. Just as easy to use the silent shutter as it is the normal shutter. Point is (as far as I'm concerned) unless you are shooting high speed might as well shoot silent :)


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Dec 29, 2013 17:42 |  #13

I only use it when I need a silent shutter, but now that I think about it I could use this mode a lot more than I do. For anything other than bursts, most of the time there are just about zero downsides to silent mode.


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Dec 29, 2013 18:08 |  #14

I use it almost all the time except if I am doing something that requires the higher FPS.


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Dec 29, 2013 18:12 |  #15

100% of the time. My kids hate the camera and aything I can do to reduce the invasiveness the better. When I have switched back, I have noticed it is clear people are more aware of my shooting.


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