Feedback requested on quiet 35mm mirror design

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Larry Miller, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. Larry Miller

    Larry Miller Guest

    Hi, Folks--

    A friend has patented a mirror system which he believes will radically
    improve 35mm SLR camera noise and vibration problems. I'm not a mechanical
    engineer but I do think the SLR continues to have potential on into the
    digital realm and would sure wish the things to be quieter, so I'd like to
    see where he can go with this idea.

    Would welcome people's thoughts on the concept and some pointers as to how
    to go about getting the word out if it seems like a feasable idea. We've put
    together an info site at http://www.quietcamera.com/, feedback would be
    much appreciated.

    Thanks-- Larry Miller
    La Paz, BCS Mexico
     
    Larry Miller, Jul 28, 2003
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  2. The one truism on this is the fact that film cameras are almost obsolete now.
    The web site does not feature an active link to reply to the inventor. IMHO this
    is a day late and a dollar short.

    Ed
     
    WinkenBlinken& Nod, Jul 29, 2003
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  3. Larry Miller

    Larry Miller Guest

    I agree. I've recently switched from film to digital and am not looking
    back. Question is whether the *SLR* concept is dead. Personally, I'm not
    satisfied with the resolution or bright-light capabilities of the LCD
    display on my C-5050, and would love to have the resolution and convenience
    of SLR functionality on a digital. An LCD-driven viewfinder with several
    megapixels of resolution would be great, but I don't see that happening very
    soon...
    Point noted. Is that a real annoyance? I'm the webmaster for a research
    institution where we've been putting all the addresses as graphics to avoid
    email harvesting, but I don't have a real feel of the effect on the end user
    of that lack of a clickable link to the email client. If it's a problem,
    I'll switch strategies.
    Thanks for the feedback--Larry
     
    Larry Miller, Jul 29, 2003
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    Chris Hoopes Guest

    The film side of SLR cameras may be dwindling, but the digital side is
    still alive. I can see this as a benefit to the DSLR side of things. The
    noise doesn't bother me much when photographing events at football stadiums,
    but I could see how it can be useful for quieter situations, like wedding
    ceremonies and such.

    Tiger Woods got fined a while back when his caddie broke a
    photographer's camera because he took a picture while Tiger was starting his
    swing - professional photographers know to wait until the end of the swing
    so not to distract. Quieter cameras would definitely help in that situation.
     
    Chris Hoopes, Jul 29, 2003
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  5. Hi Larry,

    Look towards the Kodak OLED replacing the LCD and then that is one more reason
    the idea that is trying to be sold will just wander off into the dust of
    obscurity.

    Ed
     
    WinkenBlinken& Nod, Jul 30, 2003
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