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07-12-2013, 06:41 PM   #1
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01 and 02 Lens Shutter Sound Question

Just got my 01 lens in today and had a quick question for anyone else who has both it and the 02.

With my 01 the shutter sound (and also when I turn the camera on) is noticeably louder than the 02. I'm guessing it's because it's a larger aperature lens, but would like to confirm whether anyone else has noticed the same thing.

The lens is working great, so this is more curiosity than anything.

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I noticed the same thing when I got my 01 lens a few weeks back. Not sure the reason for it but it is louder than the 02 shutter sound for sure. 02 is very quiet while the 01 is a little louder.
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Mine's the same too. The 01 is louder than the 02. But neither one is so loud that it would draw attention.
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Excellent, thanks for the confirmation.

And I fully agree, both are actually very quiet compared to other cameras I've used. But since I started with the 02 lens it was noticeable when I got the 01.

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I suspect the 02 is quieter because there is more lens surrounding the mechanism, and a bit of rubber, to dampen the sound.
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Same here. 01, 02 & 06 each sound distinctly different at startup. 06 being most quiet.
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Good points.

Interesting that the 06 is even quieter, the 02 is quite stealthy as it is.
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I'm new to the Q and only have the 01 lens. I also own and have owned a ton of point and shoots. I feel the Q with the 01 mounted has a far louder shutter than any of my point and shoots. I find that odd considering the relative size dimensions of the Q, the 01, and point and shoot cameras.

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