Tried Canon 5D2

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    I tried the new Canon 5D2 at my local photo store and have a question for those who have used it. I noticed that when you take a picture it doesn't sound like a camera shutter moving like a film camera. I know that on some cameras you can change how it sounds when you press the shutter button. I compared it with the Nikon D700 and the D700 sounds like a camera. The guy at the photo store says that is the way it sounds and can't be changed. Is this true? Also, do you think I should wait a couple of months and see what new Canon cameras would be anounced. I know that if I want a full frame it will be the 5D2 or the new 1D camera which could be twice the cost of the 5D2.
     
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    I wish i was there to see this persons face when you asked him if there was a way to change the sound of the camera.

    I'd hold out. I heard rumors of the the shutter sound on the new 1d camera is going to be amazing.
     
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    In my opinion... who cares what it sounds like as long as it takes good pictures
     
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    * No... shutter "noise" is the mechanical mirror box moving and the shutter tripping. I personally think it sounds a bit quieter than the previous 5D and thus an improvement.
    Why would you want it to sound different????

    * 5D M2 just came out.... trying to join the rat race of technology eh? If you can't shoot with the 5DM2, the M3 version isn't going to make you shoot better....
     
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    I second the "soft" shutter. My 20D sounded like an angry child slamming the door close. The loud clicks just draw attention. I'm still trying to figure out why Olympus put a shutter noise in my new Pen E-P1.
     
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    I too was trying to figure that out in the store.

    My best guess is that the camera was designed in part by the P&S group of Olympus....
     
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    I saw the images the 5DMKII produces and honestly woul dnot care if it sounded like a chainsaw. :) It rocks and I will own one next month.
     
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    I guess I am just used to the sound of the Canon 1V camera. I just like the sound of the shutter moving.
     
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    I've shot the 5D Mk II and I must say the shutter rocks. It seems less turbulent then the original 5D that I have which is good thing because the more they design to reduce shake in actuations the better. I know some shooters who love a particular sound of the shutter but I wouldn't chose an investment based on shutter sound.
     
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    I love the way my 5DMk2 sounds. I just love the camera, period. Shutter sound, seriously? It sounds completely different than my 1D, but I actually like the 5D's better.

    I don't think I'll ever buy a camera based on the way the shutter sounds... unless it sounds like breaking glass or something... then I might avoid it. Fart noises would be cool. They should do that.
     
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    I could just imagine that at Presidential press conferences....:lol:
     
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    Isn't that the sound Nikon makes? I could have swore I read that somewhere... :lol::lmao:
     

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