First Time FF User - 5DM3 or D600?

Started Oct 1, 2012 | Discussions thread
MayaTlab0
MayaTlab0 Senior Member • Posts: 2,613
Re: 5D3 Quiet Shutter

Press Correspondent wrote:

MayaTlab0 wrote:

The 5D III has no electronic shutter. Its mechanical shutter is electronically damped in silent mode though.

The first curtain is electronic. The mechanical first curtain is open before the shot. Then the sensor is reset line by line electronically to simulate the movement of the first curtain just in front of the mechanical second curtain. See this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwbmvAK-oas

This video concerns liveview if I'm correct, not the silent mode. It's true that I oversimplified it : yes, it does have an electronic first curtain. I doubt it's used in silent mode.

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