Shutter sound vs silent shutter?

3 months 2 weeks ago #739069 by Chester Foster
Playing around with a new cameras 'silent shutter' has me on the fence wether I like not having any noise.  Honestly I think I'm more for the shutter noise, or something.  What about you?  

Do you prefer the silence?  Or do you want some sort of shutter noise?   


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3 months 2 weeks ago #739082 by CharleyL
I also prefer the shutter noise, but like the ability to turn it on and off. Taking photos of pets or wild life is one of the times that shutter noise is not wanted. Then there are times when shooting a trained model without flash that she is listening for the shutter in order the move to the next pose. The ability to switch the noise on and off in the camera setup becomes very handy.

Charley


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3 months 2 weeks ago #739083 by lightcapture
I like soft shutter sound. It gives me the reassurance that I snapped a photo.


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3 months 2 weeks ago #739084 by Hassner
I agree with Charley.

There is a place for both.
I love stealing shots. I often silence my phone to sneak shots.
It started in film days, camera on a dimly lit bar counter, jacket over it, 3200 ISO, 1/15sec. F2.8. 
Luckily the abient noise were high. 
Now it is possible on SLR. 


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3 months 1 week ago #739194 by Pat White
100% shutter sound for me


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3 months 1 week ago #739277 by db3348
Generally prefer a distinctly audible shutter so I can be sure the shot has occurred and completed .
But I realise  there are occasions when silence and discretion are important such as weddings .

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3 months 1 week ago - 3 months 1 week ago #739278 by Esseff
I turn it off. It's good to be silent when you're somewhere that you shouldn't be, know what I mean?

I do a fair number of abandoned locations. Usually they are 'no entry' properties so I really don't want to draw attention to myself.


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3 months 1 week ago #739344 by CanonKid
+1 Shutter sound 

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3 months 1 week ago #739428 by JaneK
Good question.  But easy one for me to answer, I like the sound of the shutter going off.  I don't have any circumstances that call for silent shooting, so it's all about that ever so satisfying shutter sound for me.  


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3 months 1 week ago #739456 by Ira Weber
+1 for shutter sounds 


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3 months 6 days ago #739522 by Roman Omell
99% of the time, shutter sound 


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3 months 3 days ago #739674 by Ontherocks
All about the shutter speed for me.  I think when a camera has no noise, it's just strange for me.   


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3 months 3 days ago #739728 by Thomas S
+2 for the shutter noise 


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3 months 1 day ago #739785 by Ian Stone
To strange to not have shutter sound, gotta have it for me. 


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3 months 1 day ago #739788 by Shadowfixer1
I like a shutter sound but most often, I shoot silently. Not only is it stealthier, it saves wear and tear on the shutter. There are times when a mechanical shutter is necessary.

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