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03-13-2012, 01:35 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by arsn.r3d Quote
Not sure if you can count this as a "solution". I have a K-x and I'm assuming it's just as loud as your K-r. Anyway, I've noticed that when using more solidly "built" mostly metal lenses, in my case an SMC Takumar or Pentax-A 50, the shutter sound is dampened a bit more. But when using Plastic Fantastic, a.k.a. DA 35 2.4, that shutter is LOUUUD. It's like attaching a megaphone to my K-x...CLACK! CLACK!
That is true. Especially if you use m42 adapter.. It seems that main source of noise is aperture lever lift in camera, but it is not entirely quiet.. It is still noisy but i don't have a problem with it..

03-13-2012, 01:39 PM   #17
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If you program your green button to optical DOF preview and set your lens to lets say f/22, it will get pretty loud. And the shutter is not going off in that situation.
03-13-2012, 02:09 PM   #18
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Yes, zvon, I agree. The shutter itself is tolerable. It's the post-shot mirror slap that is the kicker.

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