Silent Mode on a Canon EOS 30D?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Chris Baird, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. Chris Baird

    Chris Baird Guest

    Does the 30D have a 'silent mode'? ...where it's possible to take
    photographs without the usual indication beeps, shutter noises, etc.,
    happening? (Google mentions the 40D having the silent feature.)

    I ask, because I have a 'friend' (a somewhat notible member of a local
    Flickr group..) who I suspect is taking sneak photos of of my female
    friends from behind, bending over, upskirts beneath the table, etc. I've
    told him to fscking stop it, but he carries on like I'm overreacting.
    There's photos he's uploaded that I know were taken surreptitiously
    (hands folded over the camera.. pinky finger suspiciously near to the
    shutter button..) yet I didn't notice any indication from the camera a
    photo was being taken.

    Yes, it's about time to get heavy on him about it. :/
    Chris Baird, Dec 15, 2007
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  2. Chris Baird

    Poxy Guest

    You can certainly turn off the focus beep on pretty much all the Canon
    DSLRs. Dunno about silencing the shutter tho. Perhaps he makes a noise to
    cover it?
    Poxy, Dec 15, 2007
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  3. Chris Baird

    Colin_D Guest

    Just say in a loud voice, "Why are you taking photographs up these
    ladies' skirts, Basil?". That'll get the girls' attention, and
    hopefully one or more of them will bend his camera round his skull - or
    maybe a boyfriend or two will do the honours.

    I'd call him out when he is doing it.

    Colin D.

    PS: apologies to the Basils out there {:)
    Colin_D, Dec 16, 2007
  4. Chris Baird

    Chris Baird Guest

    I'd call him out when he is doing it.

    Been tried, which lead me to make the first posting in the thread-- "I
    didn't hear the camera beep.." from one of the victims, which put me
    in the situation of being The Bad Guy Making Unfounded Accusations. :/

    What's worse, if I bring out a camera, I immediately get screamed at
    to stop taking sneak photos. :/ (But the guy with a semi-pro SLR
    gear, who hires naked models, and associates with pro snapshotters,
    /wouldn't/ be taking photos underneath a table with a camera that for
    some strange reason always needs adjusting down from ISO8000.. oh no..)

    Another option is just to pressure everyone to avoid inviting him
    along, "which can be problematical". :/
    Chris Baird, Dec 16, 2007
  5. Chris Baird

    Colin_D Guest

    You gave up too easily. State that some cameras don't beep, and demand
    to see the last frame on the lcd. He'll probably refuse, but his body
    language should by now be obvious to all, and keep insisting that
    everybody wants to see that last frame. If he gets angry, goes red in
    the face, blusters, etc., his guilt will be obvious.

    Or, just maybe, he is the type who excites females, and they actually
    enjoy flashing for his camera. I knew a pro photog years ago, a real
    rough, earthy type, who always had girls, specially nurses from the
    local IH hospital falling over themselves to get photographed in
    underwear, nude, etc. Never happened to me or my camera colleagues
    though. {:-(

    Colin D.
    Colin_D, Dec 17, 2007
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