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11-14-2009, 09:12 PM   #1
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What's the loudest lens you've used for a wedding?

That's right, what's the loudest lens you've ever used for a wedding?

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The lens isn't the problem. It's the mirror slap on my K100D Super that is loud. In a quiet church it sounds like a gunshot going off. I feel self-conscious and wonder how many people are hearing it.
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Mine's the Tamron 28-75. Despite that, it's still my go-to lens for most weddings.
Mirror slap IMO doesn't bother myself or the quiet church attendees all that much.
They all know a photographer's going around taking photos - it's to be expected that there will be some noise (and bright lights) from shooting...
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The lens isn't the problem. It's the mirror slap on my K100D Super that is loud. In a quiet church it sounds like a gunshot going off. I feel self-conscious and wonder how many people are hearing it.
My old K2000 is insanely loud, I wonder how the K100D goes up against that. Maybe it's time for you to upgrade to a K-7?

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Most of the AF mechanisms of the dSLRs before the K-7 sound quite the same - for any one given lens. I can't think of one screwdrive AF lens that's quiet on a dSLR...
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QuoteOriginally posted by alohadave Quote
The lens isn't the problem. It's the mirror slap on my K100D Super that is loud. In a quiet church it sounds like a gunshot going off. I feel self-conscious and wonder how many people are hearing it.
I have not been in a church with my K100DS for imaging, but I have heard the shutter so many times to know how silent it is.........
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If you haven't had the joy of shooting a Canon 1D then you can't really appreciate how loud mirror slap can be Not that I would do it at a wedding but when you stick it on 10fps it sounds like a bloody machine gun going off. Even on single frame shooting it feels obnoxiously loud in a church - especially compared to K20D, K-7 or 5DmkII

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ceromony was in a small room maybe 5x6m (registry wedding) and let me just say, you really do notice the sound of a Tamron 70-200 when it's focusing on a K20D. Reeeehhhhh Clunk. Reeeeeccch Beedep Shhulnk knunk....

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It must be taken into account that the noise is loud for the photographer because the camera is so close to his ears. And with noise diminishing with distance cubed (or is it squared?) usually other people won't even notice it unless they're actually next to you.
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QuoteOriginally posted by alohadave Quote
The lens isn't the problem. It's the mirror slap on my K100D Super that is loud. In a quiet church it sounds like a gunshot going off. I feel self-conscious and wonder how many people are hearing it.
I expected something like: "The lens isn't the problem. The mother of the bride is..."
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LAUGH!!!!

Think the mirror slap is loud on a K100D Super, K2000 or even a Canon 1D?

Try a Bronica ETR sometime... You can signal passing spaceships with those...

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That's right, what's the loudest lens you've ever used for a wedding?

The Zeiss 'Explodonar.' Without question.
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QuoteOriginally posted by alohadave Quote
The lens isn't the problem. It's the mirror slap on my K100D Super that is loud. In a quiet church it sounds like a gunshot going off. I feel self-conscious and wonder how many people are hearing it.
lol thats a nice way to think about it
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LAUGH!!!!

Think the mirror slap is loud on a K100D Super, K2000 or even a Canon 1D?

Try a Bronica ETR sometime... You can signal passing spaceships with those...

Mike
Or better yet, an RB67. You definitely know a picture was taken when you push the button on that beast.

Of the DSLRs I've owned, nothing's anywhere near as loud as the 1Ds2. The quietest by far was the 10D; not sure how Canon pulled that off and why they couldn't repeat the performance for later models.
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