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02-10-2013, 06:12 PM   #1
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K-5 shutter sound.........

When I first pressed the shutter button on my new K-5 I could hardly believe how quiet it was. It was almost like an old rangefinder camera. Well, after shooting a few hundred frames I had the occasion to switch to portrait format from landscape and I notice that the shutter noise was quite a bit louder than it had been. Now, no matter which format I use the sound is the same. The louder sound that I first got when changing format that day. Has anyone else had this experience?

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It could be that the dampening material is stiffer. Maybe it's cold where you are right now?
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Maybe it's cold where you are right now?
Well, 70 degrees F is a little cool for us, but I am sure that its plenty warm to keep the material from being stiffer.

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If not temp, then I can't imagine why. Most likely it's just the dampening getting less effective - or you are imagining things

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Just try to listen to a couple of clunks from Canon or Nikon DSLR and be happy
I tell it based on my personal experience with K-7. I even created a topic with almost the same name back then

After that I took about 40K shots on K-7 and more than 20K on K-5. Even if the sound changed and became slightly less dumped and I start imagining it being "loud" listening to Canon 50D shutter immediately makes me forget about it.
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Being in Florida, your sinuses may have an influence on your hearing...
or perhaps you've become used to the sound after the initial "wow" of the shutter's silence compared to other cameras.
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The noise changes with shutter speed, some speeds have a definite clack.
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Different lens maybe?
Lens change the room in the mirror box and change the mass of the camera a little bit

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QuoteOriginally posted by sawtooth235 Quote
When I first pressed the shutter button on my new K-5 I could hardly believe how quiet it was. It was almost like an old rangefinder camera. Well, after shooting a few hundred frames I had the occasion to switch to portrait format from landscape and I notice that the shutter noise was quite a bit louder than it had been. Now, no matter which format I use the sound is the same. The louder sound that I first got when changing format that day. Has anyone else had this experience?

Ray
I noticed the exact same thing today. I don't think it is anything abnormal but it is louder than it was last month.
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I haven't noticed anything yet, if it ever becomes half as loud as my K100D I'd start to really worry.
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Thanks everyone. I had a chance to take some still life images a few days ago with the camera mounted on my tripod and a Vivitar 100mm f2.8 MACRO lens mounted and the shutter seemed to be much quieter. Maybe it was just the acoustics of the SMC F 50 f1.7 I had mounted on the camera. While walking around a park today with my SMC DA 55mm-300mm f4.0-5.8 the camera sounded quiet like the first day again. I think maybe I am going nuts...............LOL. My K-01 arrived today and I am excited to see how the shutter sounds. I may take a few frames with my K100D at 1/30th of a second first to make it sound even quieter...............LOL.
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The noise does variate with the type off lens attached and also with the orientation off the camera. My K-5 is the most silent with FA*85mm in landscape, since there is a rock on the camera attached where the DA*55 is to lightweight I guess.
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