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Old Aug 22, 2010, 4:56 AM   #1
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Default What to do about T2i Shutter Sound?

I'm taking time-lapse photos with the T2i, and it's virtually impossible to hide anywhere with that awful loud-as-hell shutter sound.
What should I do?
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Old Aug 22, 2010, 7:08 AM   #2
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Is the T2i any louder than other DSLRs? I don't see that there is
much you can do to reduce the noise. Maybe you could put the
camera in some kind of soundproof enclosure.

If you don't like shutter noise, you won't like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjE0Kdfos4Y
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I've heard that products like this muffle camera noise: http://vortexmedia.com/SJ1.html
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I have had the same issue in the past. I picked up the foam at the hardware store and canvas remnants from the local fabric store and made one that is similar to the commercial model shown in the link.

http://www.lensrentals.com/rent/sony...-camera-muzzle

The one that I made does not cover the lens as to date all of my hide and shoot has been done with a manual focus, medium format, film camera (Mamiya 645J) so I do not know how bad your lens noise might be.


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Shutter noise in the only reason I occasionally look to see how micro 4/3 or EVIL is doing. They are not quite there in terms of high ISO which is exactly where (small theaters, meetings, etc.) shutter noise would be the most offensive.
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With the 7D, you have two options to reduce shutter noise, but only work in Live View.
Go to Menu > Search for Silent Shooting > Mode 1 or Mode 2

The noise reductions is perceptible.
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With the 7D, you have two options to reduce shutter noise, but only work in Live View.
Go to Menu > Search for Silent Shooting > Mode 1 or Mode 2

The noise reductions is perceptible.
No. It isn't.

It's basically just as loud.
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Shutter noise in the only reason I occasionally look to see how micro 4/3 or EVIL is doing. They are not quite there in terms of high ISO which is exactly where (small theaters, meetings, etc.) shutter noise would be the most offensive.
I might as well just use my TZ5. If I'm spending 900$ on a camera and 400$ on a lens, not to mention 100$ on a tripod and 200$ on a 64GB card, 60$ for an extra battery, 40$ for an AC adapter, 500$ for an electronic tripod head, and 120$ on an introvelometer.. I expect to be able to take photos without drawing attention/not to be able to sleep.

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also, micro 4/3 still have a shutter noise thats really not much different than a dslr. any mechanical shutter will have noise.
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If you don't like shutter noise, you won't like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjE0Kdfos4Y
And the point of that was?
If you don't like pain, you won't like me hitting you. Genius.
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