The loud clicking

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  1. Missdaisy

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    I am wanting to shoot wildlife this weekend with my D300, my husband says the clicking when I take a picture is too loud and will scare the deer away. Does anyone have a solution? :blushing:
     
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    get a mega zoom p&s!




    kidding! try a long telephoto so you dont have to be that close.
     
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    I know, I want a new lens but I'm going to have to save up. Maybe Santa Clause will bring me a new one?
     
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    That noise is the shutter, you can't really do anything to change/prevent it.

    If you can get close enough to a deer (on purpose), for the shutter to scare it away, you would have to be one heck of a tracker.
     
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    I told my husband that there isn't anything I could do about the noise, but he pleaded with me to ask around to see if anyone had a solution.

    Getting close to the deer isn't a problem, my husband is a well seasoned hunter. We have 400 acres, with plenty of deer stands to hide in. My goal is to get a great shot of a white tail in velvet. :D
     
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    Most of the noise is from mirror slap. If you lock the mirror up it will help. But, with the mirror locked up the viewfinder is blocked so.........no looky-looky through the viewfinder.
     
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    You could try wrapping the camera up in something to muffle the sound. But that would make it harder to operate and probably wouldn't work all that well.
     
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    Looks like I'm just going to have to be a quick shooter. I need my view finder and I don't know how stable of a hold I could keep on my camera if I wrapped it. Thanks for the suggestions.
     
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    Tell your husband to watch one of the presidents next speeches. If it was possible to make one "quiet" I am sure Mr. Obama would have made that a rule as it is pretty annoying listening to him speak with all the clicks in the room. You would think they would give everyone a few minutes to get some shots and then let the man speak.
     
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    If you get your shot perfect and your in good lighting conditions just get that shutter speed up and you'll get one good shot.
     
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    I'm no expert, but I've never found that shutter noise has been the factor in missing the shot. I daresay my own motion, etc. has been more of the issue.
     
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    Most often what will scare an animal is the reflection of light off the lens, or the photographers ring or watch etc., not the sound of the shutter.
     

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