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07-21-2017, 02:34 PM   #1
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Pressing Live View and Preview buttons result in clicking sound

Hi, I was away for a few days on a photo shoot and ran into a problem with my K-70 which I thought I might be able to fix by resetting the camera to factory defaults. I solved the problem I had (by looking at the manual) but now the live view button and the preview buttons are making noises when I click on them. They sound like the shutter is being depressed. Is that a selectable option? Is there a place in the menus that will let me choose for them not to make a sound or is there a problem with the camera? Thanks. Joyce Keay

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The preview button stops down the aperture. Set the f/stop to the smallest number on the lens, and the sound will go away if my theory is correct.
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Live view requires the mirror to go up, so you will always hear that. Similarly, when doing a digital preview the shutter will open to capture an image, so you'll also hear a sound there. The alternative is optical preview, where the lens simply gets stopped down without capturing an image, so you can see the DoF in the viewfinder.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Joyce Keay Quote
the live view button and the preview buttons are making noises when I click on them
When you go into Live View, the mirror flips up and the shutter opens. Both make noise.

As for "preview", I assume you mean depth-of-field preview. If you are using the optical option, there will be a small sound as the aperture actuates. If you are using the digital preview option, the camera will do a full exposures cycle to generate the preview as if you had taken a photo.

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When you go into Live View, the mirror flips up and the shutter opens. Both make noise.

As for "preview", I assume you mean depth-of-field preview. If you are using the optical option, there will be a small sound as the aperture actuates. If you are using the digital preview option, the camera will do a full exposures cycle to generate the preview as if you had taken a photo.

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Thanks for your response. Funny I don't remember hearing those noises before. There is a "sound effects" option under Wrench 1 that when set to 0 makes pushing the Digital Preview button soundless but the live view button still clicks. Mystery solved.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Joyce Keay Quote
There is a "sound effects" option under Wrench 1 that when set to 0 makes pushing the Digital Preview button soundless
That makes no sense I am afraid. As others have pointed out, digital preview stops down the aperture, lifts the mirror, and fires both shutter curtains. How is that soundless ?

It will sound exactly the same as taking an actual photo....with the same camera settings.
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There are beeps and bongs that can go along with certain functions and can be turned off (or on if you like that kind of thing) - but the noises of pieces of metal and glass moving around are unavoidable. Those who are accustomed to point-and-shoots and phones might believe that shutter noises come from a speaker...but in proper cameras, that is the actual noise of the device.
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