5D Mk III Silent Mode Costs & Benefits

Started May 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: 5D Mk III Silent Mode Costs & Benefits
In reply to robstrong, May 11, 2012

The silent shutter is one of my favorite features of the 5D3. At the aviary a few weekends ago I used it so I did not scare off the birds. Before I switched it to that mode, I did scare a few. After, no longer did they fly away right after the first shot.

In one room, a guy with a Nikon and 70-200 II walked through. He was on the other side of the room and heard the terribly loud "CLUNK" noise. I was surprised how loud and obnoxious it was.

I really dig the silent mode and also wonder about the wear/tear on the system using it. Instead of discussing it and wondering, I will send an email to Canon asking. No harm to ask directly.

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