Questions tagged [sound]

Audible noise, as opposed to visual noise. Note that sound recording questions are generally off-topic and should be directed to http://avp.stackexchange.com/

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How to find out how noisy the shutter sound of a camera is?

I am looking for a (cheap, used) camera with an almost silent shutter sound that allows decent photos in low light conditions. The main reason for this is to take pictures in churches. How can I ...
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Does the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85 have an internal fan?

When I switch on my Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85, there is a distinct (albeit faint) sound coming from inside the camera body. To me, it sounds like a small fan, not too dissimilar from what you'd find ...
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Will a Canon 200D's STM lens make the same sound on a Canon 3000D/1500D?

What I understand is that STM is a part of lens, not camera. Canon 3000D or 1500D makes noise while focusing. So if we buy a Canon EF-S STM lens, which is used on 200D, will it be compatible and ...
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Canon EOS film camera stopped working after trying to use flash

I have a Canon EOS 500N camera (known as the Rebel G in America and the New EOS Kiss in Japan) that worked fine up until just now, when I tried to use the flash. The flash has worked before and I was ...
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Quiet mode on my DSLR is not quiet enough. How can I make it quieter?

I know that general shopping recommendations are off-topic, and I will try to be as specific as possible, so please comment/edit if this question is not specific enough for this site, or if I can ...
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What makes the shutter/mirror louder on a Canon 77D than on a 200D/SL2?

I've just upgraded from a Canon 200D to a 77D and immediately noticed how the shutter is much louder. At first I've thought my model is defective, but the sound recordings from The-digital-picture.com ...
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Origin of the sound / noise made by some stabilized lenses?

It has been reported that some lenses with VR (Vibration Reduction), IS (Image Stabilization) and lenses with OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) produce some noise. On Canon and Nikon lenses, noise ...
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Why are long exposures limited in silent mode on the Lumix GX80/GX85?

I'm almost answering my own question here, but wondered if anyone else came across this "feature". I often have my camera in silent mode as I take quite a few "street" shots. I am aware that this ...
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Avoiding mirror slap on Nikon D3300

I know that Live View can be used, at least on some cameras, to keep the mirror up and avoid mirror slap (as described at Can anything be done to reduce the shutter sound on my SLR?), but when I turn ...
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Shutter release beeping sound isn't working

I have a Nikon D5500 and I have been using it for about 3 months. Every normal shot should have a beeping sound when pressing the shutter release button half (which is to let the camera focus if auto ...
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Why does my shutter makes two sounds?

I have a Nikon D3300. When I take a photo, it makes one sound than after two seconds, it makes one more sound. This thing irritates me because I can't take photos rapidly and I have to wait for 2-3 ...
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Is it normal to hear a noise when shaking a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR?

Whenever I shake the back side of the lens near my ear, I hear a sound, like something is moving inside the lens. However, it is working properly when mounted. Is this normal?
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Is it normal that a 40D produces a continuous noise in Live View mode?

So I just found out how to turn on the Live View mode on my Canon EOS 40D (turns out there's a setting for it, big surprise) and I was pretty surprised to notice that while the camera is in the Live ...
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How to disable Fujifilm Finepix S8XXX series zoom sound [closed]

I notice that Fujifilm Finepix S8XXX series have very noisy zoom sound. This can be heard when recording a video and optical-zooming at the same time. Please refer to this video to know more about ...
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Silence my Pentax k1000 [duplicate]

I just bought my first camera. A Pentax k1000. I really want to eliminate my shutter sound or just the sound of the mirror slapping. What do you suggest
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Why is my lens making a ticking sound?

My Canon EF 50mm 1.8 lens is making a noise I never heard before. It takes pictures and focus as usual but produces a constant ticking noise when using live view. I honestly have no idea what could ...
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Why does my Sigma lens make a high-pitched ringing noise on my Canon camera?

I have a Canon EOS T3i 600D. When I use a Canon-branded lens (18-55mm), the camera works well. When I change to the Sigma macro 18-250mm and turn the camera on, I can hear a ringing noise, like ...
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Why is taking pictures with screen turned on with Nikon D5300 very slow?

So when I turn the preview mode to ON and try to take a picture, it's taking it very slowly, about 4-5 seconds before the actual picture is taken. And the worst of it, is that it "sounds" like it ...
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Why does Nikon D3100 makes occasionallly noise and viewfinder shifts when pressing shutter button

A Nikon D3100 occasional makes a quiet ka-chunk noise occasionally, when pressing the shutter button. Also, when re-seating the lens or powering the camera up, it will do the same thing 4-5 times in ...
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Nikon 16-85 VR focus noise problem?

My 16-85 VR is doing some weird noise during focus, manual or auto. It's like an hiss. I asked in a local shop and they said it can be some microdust inside the lens. But I'm a little worried it can ...
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Using schlieren photography to visualize sound propagation

I'm a photography hobbyist. Quite a newbie so far! I've come across the method of schlieren photography some time ago. As for my hobbies, I am mainly interested in sound and acoustics. I am currently ...
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What is the constant sound that compact cameras make, but DSLRs don't?

When turning on my Nikon P7800 it starts to make a strange sound like a little motor. When switching into the picture review mode it stops immediately. Same thing with a Canon SX 200 (or something ...
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Why does the sound seem different when taking picture in RAW vs JPEG?

I'm using Nikon D300. I've just switched image format from RAW to JPEG today. The sound of shutter seems different (faster than in RAW format) although they're as same shutter speed (I know that ...
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Is this sound normal for a Nikkor 55-200 VR?

I just bought a Nikkor 55-200 mm 1:4-5.6G ED for my D5000 and I found that if VR is enabled two things happen after I half press the shutter, wait for the lens to focus and release it: I hear a loud ...
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Why is the Canon Digital Rebel XT so loud?

I have recently upgraded from a Canon Digital Rebel XT to a Canon 50d. I am extremely surprised by how loud my XT's mirror now seems in comparison. I'm pretty sure that it's not just that the 50d is ...
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What makes sound in a DSLR camera?

Most of the time people recognise a photo is being captured when they hear the trademark CLAP-CLAP sound of the moving mirror. The sound (regardless of its source) is even useful for the photographer ...
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Is a chattering noise normal with the Fuji X-E1 and 35mm F/1.4 lens?

Is it normal to hear chattering noise in Fuji 35mm 1.4 x-lens when half-pressing and releasing the shutter button? Kind of annoying when the lens has focusing noise. Using the latest firmware.
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What is the "pop" sound a flash makes when a modifier is held close

Recently I found out that if you hold an object, in my case a piece of cardboard, close in front of the pop-up flash (1 - 2 cm), the flash makes a "pop" sound when it fires. I also felt a slight tap ...
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What is the noise my Canon 100mm macro makes when image stabilization is enabled?

I'm currently using a brand new Canon 100mm f/2.8L macro lens. I noticed that when IS is enabled and I press the button mid-air (no shoot), I hear a little noise. Is it the image stabilizer? With IS ...
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What is the sound that I'm hearing from Canon EF 24-105mm F/4 L lens?

I've a Canon 600D with Canon EF 25-105mm F/4 USM L lens. When I half press the shutter I can hear the US motor sound trying to focus on my subject, however I hear another sound, it's lower than the ...
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How can I turn off the loud sound my D3100 produces when I take a photograph?

Nikon D3100 produces sound when I take the photograph. The sound is loud and attention grabbing. What is the term for this particular sound, and how can I turn it off?
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Why does my Canon 550D make a small sound while focusing?

Ok the "noise" I am talking about here is not noise in photos, it's actual small noise/sound coming from camera. I have been using my camera for around 6 months, but never noticed this before. May be ...
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What is Quiet mode on a DSLR?

I've heard that some newer DSLRs have a "Quiet" mode that reduces the noise the camera makes when you take a picture (as mentioned in answers to some questions) How does it work? Are there any ...
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Can I use mic which requires phantom alimentation with a Canon 550D?

I have a Canon550D, and I would like to shoot a movie using an external microphone. Can I use a phantom alimentation-required microphone on it?
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Is it normal for a Nikon lens to make noise when zooming in or out?

I read a lot of reviews when buying Nikon D5100 but no where did I hear this. Check this video on youtube. When you zoom in/out you can clearly hear the lens itself. This is highly undesirable. Is it ...
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