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need to borrow: camera silencer

Postby seeto.centric on Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:09 pm

Hi everyone,
it's been a while since i've been here and things seem to have undergone a slight makeover!

i was wondering if anyone in sydney has a camera silencer that i could borrow this evening?
something similar to this: http://www.robgalbraith.com/bins/conten ... -3408-3436
or if you know of a good DIY link, i'd greatly appreciate it. I've found one but it involves a pelican case of some sort :(

thanks heaps,
-Julian
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Re: need to borrow: camera silencer

Postby ATJ on Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:56 pm

Planning on getting some shots of John Daly? :roll:
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Re: need to borrow: camera silencer

Postby seeto.centric on Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:19 pm

hahaha!! that was a nasty dummy spit..
but no, im not shooting golf. im shooting an orchestral/choral concert tonight at the Con.
looks like i might have to try find a spot further away from the front and stick with the 70-200 :(

-julian
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Re: need to borrow: camera silencer

Postby surenj on Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:30 pm

This is when you wished that DSLRs had an electronic shutter... :)
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Re: need to borrow: camera silencer

Postby gstark on Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:18 pm

surenj wrote:This is when you wished that DSLRs had an electronic shutter... :)


The D70 does.
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Re: need to borrow: camera silencer

Postby surenj on Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:52 pm

gstark wrote:
surenj wrote:This is when you wished that DSLRs had an electronic shutter... :)


The D70 does.


Could I ask a noob question? Does that mean the sync speed is unlimited??
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Re: need to borrow: camera silencer

Postby ATJ on Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:53 am

surenj wrote:
gstark wrote:
surenj wrote:This is when you wished that DSLRs had an electronic shutter... :)


The D70 does.


Could I ask a noob question? Does that mean the sync speed is unlimited??

Fastest sync speed on the D70 was 1/500s.
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Re: need to borrow: camera silencer

Postby gstark on Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:39 am

ATJ wrote:
surenj wrote:
gstark wrote:
surenj wrote:This is when you wished that DSLRs had an electronic shutter... :)


The D70 does.


Could I ask a noob question? Does that mean the sync speed is unlimited??

Fastest sync speed on the D70 was 1/500s.


No.

Fastest sync speed on the D70 was the fastes shutter speed the camera was capable of attaining. 1/4000 or 1/8000 .... I cannot remember, and my D70 is at Lindy's.

By disabling one of the extra (non-standard) contacts on the hotshoe, one could enable this undocumented feature.
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Re: need to borrow: camera silencer

Postby ATJ on Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:47 am

gstark wrote:1/4000 or 1/8000 .... I cannot remember, and my D70 is at Lindy's.

1/8000s according to the manual.

gstark wrote:By disabling one of the extra (non-standard) contacts on the hotshoe, one could enable this undocumented feature.

Well there you go. How would you go about disabling the contact? A bit of tape over it?
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Re: need to borrow: camera silencer

Postby gstark on Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:06 am

ATJ wrote:
gstark wrote:1/4000 or 1/8000 .... I cannot remember, and my D70 is at Lindy's.

1/8000s according to the manual.


Thank you.

I have a manual somewhere around here ... three, actually - two hard copies (one for each of our bodies) and a pdf version on our fileserver.

Saved in a safe location that I knew, when I saved it there, would be safe and easily remembered.

I just need to remember that which was once thought to be "easily remembered". :)

gstark wrote:By disabling one of the extra (non-standard) contacts on the hotshoe, one could enable this undocumented feature.

Well there you go. How would you go about disabling the contact? A bit of tape over it?


Exactly.
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Re: need to borrow: camera silencer

Postby digitor on Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:56 pm

gstark wrote:
surenj wrote:This is when you wished that DSLRs had an electronic shutter... :)


The D70 does.


And a mechanical one as well, (not to mention a mirror, but I guess that's a given with a DSLR :) ) so it is nowhere near quiet enough to use in a classical concert environment.

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Re: need to borrow: camera silencer

Postby gstark on Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:44 pm

digitor wrote:And a mechanical one as well, (not to mention a mirror, but I guess that's a given with a DSLR :) ) so it is nowhere near quiet enough to use in a classical concert environment.


Be that as it may, I was very surprised at how quiet and smooth the D3X is in use.
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Re: need to borrow: camera silencer

Postby surenj on Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:15 am

Holy Carp!

1/8000 shutter with flash would be extremely useful when shooting outdoor stuff! What's the advantage of the mechanical shutter anyway? I wonder why they don't use elctronic shutter more...

Thanks for your answers Gary and Andrew.

Here are two links for anyone who is interested in high speed sync etc...

http://pixsylated.com/2008/12/smashing-pumpkins-with-high-speed-sync-gang-light-part-2/

http://pixsylated.com/2008/11/simple-truths-about-high-speed-sync/
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Re: need to borrow: camera silencer

Postby Mr Darcy on Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:07 pm

surenj wrote:Holy Carp!

1/8000 shutter with flash would be extremely useful when shooting outdoor stuff! What's the advantage of the mechanical shutter anyway? I wonder why they don't use elctronic shutter more...



The answer was in one of those links you gave...
There are also cameras with electronic shutters that enable faster sync speeds (typically up to 1/500). Theoretically, electronic shutters can sync at any speed - but currently there are limitations caused by sensors over-heating… someday this will be really handy technology.
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