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  1. GTG

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    I would understand if the shutter life expectancy would have gone up.
    But it remains at 200K.
    You could think, well they had to change some part to raise its durability to 300K.
    But I suspect they could make it very quiet and or more durable, however it would cost them more to make.
     
  2. AdamSi

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    I am guessing because Daniel is in a wooden hide it’s almost enhancing the sound inside
     
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  3. Scirocco_09

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    louder – than the D800E! :eek:

    I agree about the shutter, sounds awful and quiet mode isn't very quiet at all. When you're shooting at events, or a Carol Service as I am next week you really don't want to be making a big noise. There is a silent mode in live view but that's impractical for events. Image quality is excellent though, and I'll be using it for video over the next few days where I expect it'll excel too.

    I don't understand why people complain about video on DSLRs, if you don't use it that's fine but some of us do and the results can be fantastic, it saves carrying a dedicated video camera.
     
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  4. Kodiak Qc

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    In the LiveView mode, since there are no triggering, any
    "silent" shot won't be registered in the total count!
     
  5. Kodiak Qc

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    You mean as if I am shooting from the inside of my guitar? :D:D:D
     
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  6. Kodiak Qc

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    Without the video features, like in my D3X, the camera
    could be possibly cheaper and/or better as a dedicated
    photographic tool!
     
  7. jerry12953

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    It wasn't me, it must have been the dog.....;)

    (old English joke about bodily functions......)
     
  8. chambeshi

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    My D500 and Df are certainly quieter than the D850, which I use most of them all. And for wildlife (so far birds mainly ) and landscapes.

    If sound is really that unruly and the camera is on legs then use the silent-shutter in Lview. This is one the top features of the D850 I find it a huge bonus for sensitive wildlife . And it delivers up to 6 fps in this mode
     
  9. Kodiak Qc

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    This is well known, really… and a great plus for static
    subjects but trying to get BiF in that mode… :confused:
     
  10. photogwannabe

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    But, if the birds are in flight then it shouldn't matter if the shutter is inordinately loud? If the birds are on land or in water, couldn't you use silent shutter? Have you already seen birds take flight because of the shutter noise when you're in the blind?
     
  11. gramps

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    It isn't the birds he's frightening it's the other photographers! :D
     
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  12. Kodiak Qc

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    YES, INDEED! As I said in the OP.
     
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  14. Kodiak Qc

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    … my daughter says I now have another
    way to create an impression… REALLY? :rolleyes:
     
  15. photogwannabe

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    They're just jealous because you have an 850 and they're stuck with Canons. :p
     
  16. Kodiak Qc

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    Yep… but, mind you, most are very proud of their gear as
    they spend a lot for that. I noticed, though, they ended the
    usual jokes when they had a glimpse at the files! :cool:
     
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    Been taking more stills at an event today, I really think it sounds terrible to the point where I felt it was a distraction. I’m not usually bothered about these things but it’s a big step back in that sense from the D810
     
  18. Kodiak Qc

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    At last… :agree:

    The same when I got the D800E… sounded loud and cheap!
    After shooting with the D3S and D3X that are loud too but sound
    so solid, the D800E, like the D850, sounded so thin and cheap.
    The D810 is really something special in this regard!
     
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  19. twist

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    Sell it
     
  20. gramps

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    After what it's cost him he's got to make it work!
     
  21. twist

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    I'll take it off his hands for a few hundred pounds, do him a favour. :sneaky:
     
  22. Bollygum

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    I have taken quite a few platypus photos. There is nothing more frustrating than to see a platypus swim to within a metre or two of where you are standing, only to get a disappearing platypus bum as he hears the mirror go up. Some animals don't care, but some definitely do.
     
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    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    The animal that's most annoyed is the bear writing this! :D
     
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    I recently tested the D850 in B&H and thought the shutter sounded very nice, certainly quieter and less ‘clanky’ than my D750 and the D5 I also tested in store. Can’t comment in comparison to the D810 but if/when I swap from the D750 the D850’s shutter will be very welcomed.
     
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    An annoyed bear could be worse than a frightened platypus.
     
  27. Cagey75

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    I hated the sound of the D800E shutter, I remember shooting a Christening in a very quiet church, you could almost hear a pin drop at one point ... but it might have been drowned out by that coil-spring-twang-ish *Ca-Chunk* of me taking a picture.
     
  28. Lou Nardi

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    I don't care about the loud cos I am deaf!
     
  29. Kodiak Qc

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    I am not bothered by the noise itself, really, but
    by the effect it has on wildlife and other toggers. :D
     
  30. GTG

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    There was invention for this for SLR`s called a blimp. Used for wildlife, police etc.

    The pictures below may be modern dslr`s in there, not sure ?

    A sound blimp is a housing attached to a camera which reduces the sound caused by the shutter click, particularly SLRs. It is primarily used in film still photography, so as not to interfere with the shooting of principal photography, and also in other situations where sound is distracting: theatrical photography, surveillance, and wildlife photography.

    It was invented by Irving Jacobson in the mid-1960s, and revolutionized film still photography by allowing stills to be taken during shooting, rather than after the fact.[1]

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  31. Kodiak Qc

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    Well aware of those contraptions… quite expensive is a third
    argument after the questionable efficiency and the bulk! :cool:

    Younger, when working as set photographer in movie produc-
    tions and television studios and I had a chance to try some of
    the blimps solutions… At the time, the only acceptable solution
    was a RF body.
     
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