Help!!!! Freaking noisy! any way to dampen the noise from the mirror slaps?
The speakers and the facilitators seems damn cheesed!
You've got a very quiet room with very quiet crowd?
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no idea about whether your AF confirmation beep is on... last time when i was in a workshop... quite quiet environment... that photographer keeps on "beep beep"... wait for 2 sec "beep beep"... wait for 2 sec "beep beep"... wait for 1 second "flap flap"...
this continuous pattern really irritates me... if want to beep then just beep and shoot... keep beeping but not shooting why AF then????
Go get the D300s - got quiet mode you know?
And quiet AF with AF-S or HSM....
Do not be afraid [of ghost and bullies] Shoot them......
use PNS lor~ Haha!
My take on this......
I've seen my fair share of "irritating" photographers at seminars and really, its not the sound of the mirror but the photographers' lack of sensitivity towards the situation that pissed off the speakers and participants alike.
In general, the photographers haven't got the slightest clue when to take a photo and when not to, they just fire off as and when hoping to land a useable few shots. Why take 200 photos of the same speaker as he/she talks in a time frame of say...... 45 mins? Of course he/she would get irritated.
Some understanding of the seminar's content and the style of the speakers is essential. Observe your subjects, time your shots. Take a photo when he/she pauses, etc. Be considerate.
I'm not insinuating that TS is guilty but that's certainly something photographers have to reflect on. I'm saying this in the capacity of a seminar participant and photographer. If you were paid to be there, a few clicks isn't going to make you stand out like a sore thumb. I wouldn't be too quick to blame the camera.
The mirror slap is a mechanical movement, and no way of cutting that off altogether. Even with the D5k or D300s, the quiet mode basically lifts the mirror, and delays the return action.
In this kind of situation, a PnS or mirrorless camera, like EP1 will not "annoy" the speakers.
PNS..... has very horrible ISO performance. and i must remember to off the beep beep sounds.
Are you using aperture ring or command dial for your aperture control ?
I remember a story about a conductor (orchestra, not bus) who frowned on any photographers with SLRs (this was back in the 80s), but approved of Leicas. The main culprit was the mirror of course (a motordrive would probably see the photographer banned).
I was just wondering if in Live View, it's possible to shoot with the mirror 'locked up'. Granted, you'd have to use contrast detect AF, which is supposed to be slower, and ignore the viewfinder (blasphemy to many DSLR users, but if it works...). Is that even possible?
In effect, you'd be simulating the whole micro 4/3 / rangefinder idea - no mirror slap.
auto focus sound can switch off...d300s got Q mode. ..but still with little "clap" sound..
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to solve the problem:
1) make the shots count. how many photos are used at the end? how many are you taking? if you are taking 200 and the result is that only 2 need to be used, then you should have only taken 8 maximum.
2) be sensitive, if the speaker is speaking and he wants to be heard, you have the choice to choose not to take.
D70 shutter very quiet ... but hor... you know.