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Old Dec 13, 2005, 5:40 PM   #1
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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?
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Old Dec 13, 2005, 6:48 PM   #2
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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'
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Old Dec 15, 2005, 2:19 PM   #3
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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?
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Old Dec 15, 2005, 4:18 PM   #4
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it may never get any quieter
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 12:30 AM   #5
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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.

http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/con...id=7-3408-3436
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Old Dec 20, 2005, 11:30 PM   #6
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tjstyphoon,

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.
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