5D Mk III Silent Mode Costs & Benefits

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

If you allow the camera to take pictures without card inserted and just press and hold the shutter the silent mode will double the life of the shutter mechanism - thats logic!!!

6 frames a second gives 360 frames a minute. 360 frames a minute gives 21.600 shots an hour. In 7 hours you'll wear out the shutter at normal mode with 151.200 actuations - pretty scary - huh.

3 frames a second in silent mode gives 180 frames a minute. 180 frames a minute gives 10.800 shots an hour. In 14 hours you've reached the shutters expected life. So logic tells me, that i only need two cameras to take pictures for a whole day in silent mode.

At 30 MB/pic in RAW you sould only buy about 45 TB of harddisk-drives to store all pictures as single copys - that's scary too - especially if you do backup!!!

Simple math, simple logic, but couldn't resist
Kind regards

Henrik N. J.

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