Tom in VB: As a working pro with over 40 years shooting for the worlds major mags I am beset with the following regarding the new Sony A7r
How any major camera company that is so innovative could have possiblyproduced such a fine camera with a DEPLORABLY LOUD SHUTTER NOISE. This knocks it out of the potential catagory for me after I had waited so long for :1- full frame.2-nice glass3- small and light cuz I'm old and weak:>
My thoughts are simple: why so close but so far?We put 12 people on the moon and brought them all back = tech is in place.My Leica M3 (circa 1960's) had the most beautiful soft shutter "tish" sound in the world .... it was mirrorless ... the Sony is mirrorless!?!?!
Maybe Sony should adapt the Leica shutter:> How about a Leica cloth shutter sound in the apps tabs :>:>
BTW: I'm a shooter not a gear head so I like solid basics not bells and ....
Remember that what this camera is doing is a bit more like what a Hasselblad does when you fire the shutter. It first has to close the shutter to prepare to take the image. It then opens and closes the shutter to take the exposure and then reopens the shutter to go back to live view mode.
I suspect the shutter could be made quieter, but there may be trade offs in terms of price or maximum speed.