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01-26-2009, 04:42 PM   #1
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K10 shutter/mirror noise


I am annoyed by the clatter made by the mirror/shutter of my K10 (especially when in the company of Canons & Nikons) Is this normal or is there something wrong with my camera?

01-26-2009, 04:44 PM   #2
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NORMAL, LOUD by comparison....
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Have a trusted friend trip the shutter while you are 10 feet away. I don't think you will find the noise as much as it seems when the camera is right on your cheek bone. I've used cameras that are a lot louder! (But it would be nice if it were quieter)
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Damn, I can't hear a word you are saying with that noisy shutter. You know, back in the film days, you could often tell a camera just by it's shutter sound.

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funny...I thought the loud noise made the K10D more "solid" and find the Nikon D80's click to sound "cheapy" in comparaison...LOL. I guess it just depends on what you're used to.
Film cameras used to have loud clicks too :-)
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After a photo session with my K10D, my cheek is bruised by the trauma. Teeth loosened too...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kim Price Quote
I am annoyed by the clatter made by the mirror/shutter of my K10 (especially when in the company of Canons & Nikons) Is this normal or is there something wrong with my camera?
The K10D shutter is comparatively loud. It's not so much the "clack" as the tinny sound of the spring -- it sounds a bit like a screen door closing. A load "clack" can indeed sound reassuring; a screen door closing is, well, just a screen door closing.
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I am somewhat hard of hearing so I don't notice it but I had an experience once shooting some whitetail deer from a couple hundred feet away at least and they all turned and looked straight at me when I pressed the shutter.

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QuoteOriginally posted by reeftool Quote
I am somewhat hard of hearing so I don't notice it but I had an experience once shooting some whitetail deer from a couple hundred feet away at least and they all turned and looked straight at me when I pressed the shutter.
A perfect opportunity for a second shot!
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I tend to shoot extremely close most times. They notice, but are not startled. Now my Pentax film cameras, they clack and clanked. They really bothered the deer.

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