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tjstyphon Dec 13, 2005 5:40 PM

I used my new 5D to take photos at a pool tournament, and got one of the players a bit irritated at me when I was taking photos of him as he shot a ball. He mised the ball & looked straight at me, and told me later that he had heard the shutter noise and it threw him off. That's not a good spot for me to be in! (I was about 20 feet from the table) Is there any way to quiet the noise or is it a purely mechanical sound that can't be helped?

bernabeu Dec 13, 2005 6:48 PM

what you heard was the 'mirror slap' of a SLR

at this price level camera it can be quite loud until the camera 'wears in'

tjstyphon Dec 15, 2005 2:19 PM

I've seen "jackets" that cover a camera & muffle the noise, does anyone know if there is one available for the 5D? The camera is only about three weeks old, but I have taken about 1,000 shots with it so far. How long until it wears in enough to quiet down?

bernabeu Dec 15, 2005 4:18 PM

it may never get any quieter

TJM Dec 20, 2005 12:30 AM

What you are referring to is often called a muzzle or a blimp. Some of them are generic and fit just about any body. Here's what one type looks like, though there are other designs as well.

jaypeg Dec 20, 2005 11:30 PM


I think that fella is too much. 20 ft and still can get disturbed by the beautiful sound of a KM shutter click?? :shock:

I think he needs to change sport. :D

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