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Slim
19th August 2009, 02:39 PM
Hi just wanted to check something.

Just wondering if it's just me or are all SLRs this noisy when the shutter clicks. (Yes I disabled the sound LOL )

Because my old S7000 obviously wasn't that noisy, and I've used a D90 and several manual SLRs before and I don't remember them being this noisy. Of course it could just be me.

It's just that I was thinking, since it styled itself as a travel camera it would be quieter then it is LOL People can still hear it up to 3+ meters away.

hschnee
19th August 2009, 04:39 PM
It's not just you. Different cameras have different shutter sounds. Even across the Olympus line, there are different shutter/mirror mechanisms. The E-4XX/5XX series are louder than most DSLRS, and have a 'motor whirring' sound to the mirror/shutter that it a bit unusual.

- Hal -

WulfysKingdom
20th August 2009, 04:08 AM
I can confirm my E330 and E510 have noisy shutters... I cant sneak up on anyone or anything!! very frustrating... especially when you are trying to take sleepy animal pics. One click and they spring awake, give me a rude look and go somewhere quieter. *whack

Slim
20th August 2009, 10:46 AM
So why is it that it's noiser then say the higher end models. I would have thought people would be more excepting the louder shutter at the higher models. I mean if you're a fashion photographer I'm sure people love the reassure snap that it brings. Or the higher FPS requires a better moter system.

Anyone got any theories on that motor (strange high pitch whine) during a snap?

Ha ha, Wulfy I know what you mean. Occasionally I take snaps of people during conversation but after the first snap all eyes are on the camera.... LOL


Ha! It could be a new Oly feature 'Ultra Silent Shutter Design' LOL

WulfysKingdom
20th August 2009, 12:40 PM
lol exactly!! hard for close range candids for that reason... especially if you're trying to capture friends who hate photos of themselves lol. or ones that decide everytime they know you're taking apicture, pull a funny face. Its so hard to get a nice photo among the younger generations these days *smug

smartwombat
20th August 2009, 08:33 PM
Why is noisy cheaper?
Because it costs more to make it quiet :)

Slim
21st August 2009, 03:38 PM
ha ha, makes sense I guess. But still the noise seems to negate the portability.

I'm gonna try modifying a bag so I can shoot from the inside of it. Maybe that'll solve some of the problems :D Here hoping :D

PHAD
21st August 2009, 03:54 PM
When it comes to noise I would be surprised if there is any DSLR as good as the E1.

Phil- www.phildrakephotography.co.uk

Archphoto
21st August 2009, 04:00 PM
It partly has to with mass that dampens the noise of the shutter + mirror and their vibrations.
Dust and rain proofing (E3) helps too, because the sound stays partly in the body of the camera.

Focal Plane shutters, as used in our E's are noisier than the leaf shutters used in Large Format camera's.
At times you wonder if the shutter has gone off with one of those big camera's....

For real silent camera's try the compacts with the sound turned of, that's how I photograph my cat.

Peter

mike_j
21st August 2009, 05:22 PM
After a Leica M series every SLR sounds like a steam hammer (ducks to avoid missiles and howls of derision)

WulfysKingdom
22nd August 2009, 07:49 AM
In comparison the beeps and pips and squeaks and artifical shutter sounds in point and shoot cameras drives me crazy lol... one of our friends was using one at a wedding recently...

Slim
30th August 2009, 09:36 AM
Eeep, can't stand the articifcial beeping. Why in heavens name do people do that??


After a Leica M series every SLR sounds like a steam hammer (ducks to avoid missiles and howls of derision)

I wouldn't mind a Leica, willing to donate one to me *LOL :rolleyes:

Ok so it's established the E1 is pretty good with shutter noise. What about the new E-620?? Does that have noise issues as well?

Ned
30th August 2009, 01:45 PM
:D
The E-4XX/5XX series are louder than most DSLRS, and have a 'motor whirring' sound to the mirror/shutter that it a bit unusual.

lol, it's all a matter of perspective. Listen to my E-510 shooting next to my buddy's Canon 5D, and you'll be asking him if his camera is okay after that shot. :D

Ians Tata
30th August 2009, 05:57 PM
lol exactly!! hard for close range candids for that reason... especially if you're trying to capture friends who hate photos of themselves lol. or ones that decide everytime they know you're taking apicture, pull a funny face. Its so hard to get a nice photo among the younger generations these days *smug

I've got a particular sister-in-law who has ruined more good photos of other people because she doesn't like her picture taken. She'll duck her head or put her hand in front of her face when she isn't the object of the photo but is in it nonetheless. Very frustrating!

Jeff

funkyoldcortina
30th August 2009, 10:35 PM
A friend of mine uses an old pentax 67 now that had some mirror noise, you think someone just let a shotgun off next to you *LOL

stilll you never lose track of where she is shooting on a meet:)