Canon EOS 6D quiet mode: better sharpness?

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RStyga
RStyga Regular Member • Posts: 298
Canon EOS 6D quiet mode: better sharpness?

Is it correct to assume that the quiet mode (used for discrete shooting by slowing down the mirror/shutter assembly resulting also in lower fps) reduces the mirror/shutter vibration and thus increases sharpness (all other things equal)?

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salamander1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,427
Re: Canon EOS 6D quiet mode: better sharpness?

RStyga wrote:

Is it correct to assume that the quiet mode (used for discrete shooting by slowing down the mirror/shutter assembly resulting also in lower fps) reduces the mirror/shutter vibration and thus increases sharpness (all other things equal)?

i don't know if the silent shutter increases sharpness, maybe it does if there is  less vibration, but it's an awfully nice feature to have anyway. i love it too.

JimP Forum Member • Posts: 98
Re: Canon EOS 6D quiet mode: better sharpness?

which menu is used to set silent mode?  I see modes for Live View, but not for noon-live view.

thanks,

jim

rndman Senior Member • Posts: 1,595
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JimP wrote:

which menu is used to set silent mode? I see modes for Live View, but not for noon-live view.

thanks,

jim

On 5D3 it is part of the AF-Drive (where you set Single shot, Low burst and Hight burst). It is not in the menu.

May be same for 6D..

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Blastophaga Regular Member • Posts: 109
Re: Canon EOS 6D quiet mode: better sharpness?

On 5 D III it makes a real difference at low speed. sharpness is increased.

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Sharky Forum Member • Posts: 77
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It's part of the drive selections with the drive button on top - single shot, multi, single Quiet, multi Quiet (Q)

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Re: Canon EOS 6D quiet mode: better sharpness?

RStyga wrote:

Is it correct to assume that the quiet mode (used for discrete shooting by slowing down the mirror/shutter assembly resulting also in lower fps) reduces the mirror/shutter vibration and thus increases sharpness (all other things equal)?

It's a reasonable assumption but to know for sure it would need to be tested at a range of shutter speeds.  It could be that it just shifts the critical speeds at which vibration is most evident - usually somewhere within the range 1/8s to 1/60s with most SLRs.

Esseti New Member • Posts: 8
Re: Canon EOS 6D quiet mode: better sharpness?

I think you will get more sharpness by wiping your lens down, or in lower ambient temperatures, that from mirror shake. Especially when you are holding your camera.

I also want the top most sharpness, but this is ridiculous 

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Re: Canon EOS 6D quiet mode: better sharpness?

Esseti wrote:

I think you will get more sharpness by wiping your lens down, or in lower ambient temperatures, that from mirror shake. Especially when you are holding your camera.

I also want the top most sharpness, but this is ridiculous

"wiping down your lens"??

It's been an issue with other DSLRs, mirror-slap vibration that is. It's no small thing, especially at borderline shake-free speeds (i.e., 1/FL  +/- 2 stops).

salamander1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,427
Re: Canon EOS 6D quiet mode: better sharpness?

JimP wrote:

which menu is used to set silent mode? I see modes for Live View, but not for noon-live view.

thanks,

jim

hi jim!

what i do is, i turn the live view on. then i go to the af-drive button located  in front of the small lcd panel on the top of the camera.  i press it and the af-drive menu  magically appears on the big live view screen. then i choose "silent single shooting" from the many options there.

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