Rebel XT sounds

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Jack, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. Jack

    Jack Guest

    The fake (I think) sound of film winding through the camera on my new Rebel
    XT is driving me nuts. Is there any way to shut it off? There is nothing
    in the manual. My old Sony DSC828 also made this sound, but it could be
    shut off.

    Thanks, Jack
     
    Jack, Feb 13, 2006
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  2. Jack

    Scott W Guest

    I would think you are hearing the shutter sound. Try locking up the
    mirror and take a shot and see if you still get the sound. That is if
    the XT has a mirror lock up function, don't know if it does not not.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Feb 13, 2006
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  3. Jack

    G.T. Guest

    The only sound mine makes other than the mirror and shutter is focus
    confirmation, and that can be turned off.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Feb 13, 2006
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  4. Jack

    Jack Guest

    Scott, I tried it in the mirror lock up mode (it does have one), and I
    think you are correct. All I can say is that this thing has one
    disappointingly loud mirror.

    Thanks, JackM
     
    Jack, Feb 13, 2006
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  5. Jack

    Jack Guest

    Greg, It does appear to be the shutter and mirror. Apparently my Sony 828
    (non-SLR) spoiled me. This XT is not going to be a good candid camera.

    Thanks, JackM
     
    Jack, Feb 13, 2006
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  6. Jack

    Scott W Guest

    I know my 20D is pretty loud as well, but then any SLR makes a fair bit
    of noise.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Feb 13, 2006
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    Beach Bum Guest

    Compared to the 20D my girlfriend's Xt is virtually silent.
     
    Beach Bum, Feb 13, 2006
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  8. Jack

    Beach Bum Guest

    Actually, it should be a better candid camera considering you can actually
    take a photo when you press the shutter release. I had the F717 and waiting
    the hour or so it took for the shutter to actually release after pressing
    the button resulted in a lot of missed shots.
     
    Beach Bum, Feb 13, 2006
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  9. Jack

    Scott W Guest

    The 20D is pretty loud but I find I can sometimes use that to my
    advantage. I find if I take half a dozen or so fast photos most people
    will start to crack up, the smiles look much better then the forced
    smiles that you often see in photos.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Feb 13, 2006
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  10. Jack

    G.T. Guest

    Whatever. Go back to a point and shoot.

    Greg
     
    G.T., Feb 13, 2006
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  11. Jack

    Scott W Guest

    That seems a bit odd to me. I have a F828 and a 20D and whereas the
    F828 is a very good camera for what it is it can not compare to a DSLR,
    either in the fun of using or the quality of the photos.

    If you really have a need for a very quiet camera you might look at the
    Sony DSC-R1. It is a pretty limited camera but for a non-DSLR it does
    fairly well.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Feb 13, 2006
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    Prometheus Guest

    Best for that is one of the compacts with something like an interlens or
    leaf shutter, I find my Minolta Xt quite handy for such use. Now, if
    someone produced an APS-C range finder with such a shutter...
     
    Prometheus, Feb 13, 2006
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  13. You newbies have no clue. Try using something like a Pentax 6x7 and
    tell me how loud your digital is.
     
    Randall Ainsworth, Feb 13, 2006
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  14. Jack

    Scott W Guest

    So now we are getting into bragging about how loud our camera are?

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Feb 13, 2006
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  15. Jack

    BJ in Texas Guest

    || Randall Ainsworth wrote:
    ||| In article <bETHf.29842$Dh.27796@dukeread04>, Jack
    |||
    |||| Scott, I tried it in the mirror lock up mode (it does have
    |||| one), and I think you are correct. All I can say is that
    |||| this thing has one disappointingly loud mirror.
    |||
    ||| You newbies have no clue. Try using something like a Pentax
    ||| 6x7 and
    ||| tell me how loud your digital is.
    || So now we are getting into bragging about how loud our camera
    || are?
    ||
    || Scott

    My camera is so loud that I am band from using it in avalanche
    zones. :)
     
    BJ in Texas, Feb 13, 2006
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    Mike Coon Guest

    I'm still on the EOS300/"Rebel", not yet having gone digital. To make it
    quieter (to get a chance of subsequent shots of wildlife) I sometimes set it
    to take double exposures. This means it does not immediately wind on the
    film and only makes the mirror/shutter clank. Then I can cancel the double
    exposure steathily and muffle the wind-on sound, ready to take another
    shot...

    Mike.
     
    Mike Coon, Feb 13, 2006
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    Cynicor Guest

    I have a D70. Can anyone tell me how to change the default click into a
    blood-curdling scream? I want subjects to change their expression so
    that I can squeeze off a second, more "exciting" shot when doing
    portrait work.
     
    Cynicor, Feb 13, 2006
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    PeterD Guest

    Mine is so loud that OSHA required that both I and the subject wear
    ear protection.

    Are we that sensitive to noise in the cameras? Regardless of anything
    else, my DSLR is much quieter than my SLR ever was.
     
    PeterD, Feb 13, 2006
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  19. Jack

    Scott W Guest

    Cool, I want that as well.

    Scott
     
    Scott W, Feb 14, 2006
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    Jack Guest

     
    Jack, Feb 14, 2006
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