Quiet DSLR?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by greeny, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. greeny

    Walt Hanks Guest

    And, why didn't Nikon give the D2X the same silent mode that is on the F6?
    Combined with silent wave lenses, that is one quiet camera.

    Walt Hanks, Mar 1, 2005
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  2. Sorry, never cared for TLRs. I gotta see through the lens to see
    exactly what I'm getting.
    Randall Ainsworth, Mar 1, 2005
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  3. greeny

    D200 Guest

    The Leica of digital, why is Olympus bankrupt too?

    D200, Mar 1, 2005
  4. greeny

    DoN. Nichols Guest

    Different methods for minimizing the noise -- with differing
    degrees of success, and differing degrees of longevity. As an example,
    my first true interchangeable lens SLRs (the Miranda F -- prior to that
    I had a Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super, which had only a first element
    which could interchange) used a foam rubber strip mounted just in front
    of the focusing screen, to cushion the mirror's slap. It worked well
    for quite a few years, and then the foam rubber started to disintegrate
    (as does all foam rubber over time).

    The Contaflex Super actually had a leaf shutter which was cocked
    via gearing from the film winder lever, resulting in a grating sound
    both at the moment of shutter release and during the film winding.

    The Nikon F was noisier than the Miranda F (and the Miranda Fm
    which followed it).

    However, the noisiest 35mm SLR which I own is the Nikon N90s
    (converted to digital) which includes automatic power film winding,
    (whether you use film or not :) which adds significantly to the noise.

    I don't have much experience with many other models of SLRs, so
    I'll stop here.

    DoN. Nichols, Mar 1, 2005
  5. greeny

    DoN. Nichols Guest

    How many frames per second can it manage? I suspect that there
    is a tradeoff between speed of the mechanism and the sound level. You
    have to decide which you want -- frames per second or relative stealth.

    DoN. Nichols, Mar 1, 2005
  6. greeny

    Alan Browne Guest

    Alan Browne, Mar 1, 2005
  7. greeny

    Owamanga Guest

    Owamanga, Mar 1, 2005
  8. This fellow certainly heard my shutter. I was practically shooting
    over his shoulder at times. (28mm lens, EOS-20D.)


    Anthony Coleman playing the music of Jelly Roll Morton, finely
    filigreed but sturdy as the earth. There's going to be an album
    of this music, and I can't wait.
    Ben Rosengart, Mar 1, 2005
  9. greeny

    Owamanga Guest

    I see... it's a concert in the broadest terms. A lone man on a piano
    in a hotel. And you were very close to him. If he's playing as slow as
    he looks, I can certainly see how that could become annoying.
    ....complete with sporadic percussion from the EOS?

    <grabs dictionary to see what filigreed means>
    Owamanga, Mar 1, 2005
  10. Like a - say cheeeeeeeese sound - when the button is half pressed.

    Roland Karlsson, Mar 1, 2005
  11. Oh really, such cattiness is not called for. And no, it was a jazz club.


    You can't tell from my pictures, but the room was packed to overflowing.
    I had as good a time as I've had at any musical event.
    No, the show wasn't recorded.
    From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

    n : delicate and intricate ornamentation (usually in gold or
    silver or other fine twisted wire)

    Put another way, you wouldn't mistake it for minimalist music.
    Ben Rosengart, Mar 1, 2005
  12. greeny

    Owamanga Guest

    Apologies, I didn't mean to appear catty.
    Does that say something about your pictures?

    Go round the other side of him, that way we can see his face and the
    crowd (okay, I know this is OT, and you didn't ask for my critique).

    Is smoking banned now in NY Jazz clubs? It doesn't look that smokey.
    Okay, wire ornament. Don't really see the link - is that a Jazz term?
    ...so he was bangin' away at the keyboard at a high rate of speed.

    Why didn't you just say that in the first place?

    He was smokin' !
    His fingers were a blur
    The notes were a flyin'

    ...instead you come up with a wire ornament and some mud?

    Owamanga, Mar 1, 2005
  13. There was this small matter of a wall.
    No, a metaphor.
    Heh. I was trying to convey that as many notes as he played,
    Anthony was never in a hurry.
    Ben Rosengart, Mar 1, 2005
  14. greeny

    Alan Browne Guest

    Try a string quartet. I did do this once and vowed never again to
    disturb a concert like that again. So a Leica M6 or Elan 7 it will have
    to be.
    Alan Browne, Mar 1, 2005
  15. greeny

    DoN. Nichols Guest

    [ ... ]
    Hmm ... not what *I* would call music. Anything which is
    amplified that much ceases to be anything other than a tactile
    Very different kinds of concerts.
    I don't know about what *he* was talking about, but I have been
    to many concerts (and have run sound at them) where the sound level is
    far from the overwhelming levels common in Rock/Popular concerts.

    And I certainly would *never* use a SLR in the kind of concert
    which I *most* like a traditional music house concert (in someone's
    living room, with *no* sound reinforcement -- and often with a single
    individual, singing accapella). This might be when I would pull out my
    old Zeiss Ikon Contax, as it produces much less noise. (Well ...
    actually, I might use the SLR, but only during applause or tuning, not
    during the actual singing.)

    DoN. Nichols, Mar 2, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    G.T., Mar 2, 2005
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    G.T. Guest

    G.T., Mar 2, 2005
  18. greeny

    Skip M Guest

    I've wondered that about Canon vis a vis the Elan 7n/30v and the 20D. The
    Elan series has been remarkably quiet since the 7 came out, even quieter
    than the A2/5. The 20D, and any of the Canon DSLRs, are significantly more
    Skip M, Mar 2, 2005
  19. greeny

    Skip M Guest

    Well, my A2 shot 5 fps, just like the 20D, and while it wasn't as quiet as
    the 7, it was quiet enough for that to be a selling point for Canon when the
    camera as introduced. It sure is a lot more quiet than the 20D, that's for
    Skip M, Mar 2, 2005
  20. I haven't noticed such big differences as that. Having a motor drive
    does add considerable noise -- it makes the film advance a factor,
    both louder, and more at the same time as the exposure.
    David Dyer-Bennet, Mar 2, 2005
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