Best shutter feel

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Swordman, Jan 30, 2018.

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    And related to that, the Minolta XD-11. There's something almost mystical and soothing about the feel and sound of that camera.
     
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    For SLR's, I've always liked the Pentax Spotmatic models; very smooth, very quiet. Leaf shutters would have to be my Copals on my view camera lenses. I've always thought the shutters on the Yashica Electro 35's were real jewels.
     
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    I do not think i have a 35mm that Feels/Sounds bad.
    Even my "lowly" Canon AT-1 has an excellent mechanism.
    If i HAD to pick one, i guess it would be my Minolta XD-11 :smile:
     
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    The Holga - it’s the Vespa horn equivalent of shutters!
     
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    I've always liked the sound of the original Canon F-1's shutter. With the back open, it makes a nice =pop= sound when the second curtain hits the first. Muted with the back closed. As for feel, well it feels about right.
     
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    I can't say I favour the feel of the shutter release of any of my cameras. My k1000 is decidedly mechanical feeling. My voigtlander bessa makes a snikt like wolverine's claws. My polaroid onestep2 has a nice sounding space aged robotic whine to it. My pinhole camera is by far the quietest and smoothest of the bunch :smile: However, I can tell you the worst feeling one I own. My lomo lc-a has a decided "sproing" to it like a spring lets go every time you push that shutter with a very definite metallic sounding reverb. I like the photos I get, but I hate the sound of the thing.
     
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    This is exactly the way I feel about the Yashica FX-3 Super 2000! It was a fantastic photographic tool but I couldn't stand the shutter noise.
     
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    I do agree that the worst shutter is the Lomo LC-A.

    Best is hard to say. Out of all of them I am partial to the sound of a leaf shutter but the feel of the shutter release would have to go to the Zeiss Ikon. The Leica M cameras are very close though.
     
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    The Canon QL-17 GIII Model? You like it’s lens quality?

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    How can you beat the sound of a Hasselblad;sounds like a Mercedes door closing!
     
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    Hassleblad don't make a 35,, camera (the Xpan is re-badged) and leaf shutters well they are superb on Yashica GSN/GTM and similat cameras from many manufactures.

    For a 35mm SLR you can't better the shutter on a Praktina, and the shutter on my Leica IIIa was in action tonight, still silky smooth, but the Praktina shutter is something else - I have two FX cameras and both are the same almost silent shutters - OK mirror return isn't instant but . . . . . . . . .

    Ian
     
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    Want a solid th-WAK? Try a Bronica S2a! A symphony of th-WAKs! what with the mirror rising, the shutter shuddering, AND the mirror returning! Best warn the little children and calm the horses!:laugh:
     
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    For pure pleasurable audible and tactile pleasure, the crisp click of a Contax IIa shutter. Second place belongs to the swoosh of a Leicaflex. While I like the camera, the least enjoyable shutter belongs to my Fuji GF670 because shutter completely inaudible and cannot be sensed.
     
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    Lens quality of the Canon QL-17 GIII is quite good, about the same as the Minolta and Yashica rangefinder cameras from that period. Maybe a little more contrast than the Yashicas, but just barely.
     
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    I second that. I love the feel of an M3 or Rolleiflex; but the coolest shutter sound ever is in my opinion Hasselblad. (Sorry, no experience with SG or Graflex) The Nikon F3 is not far behind, though!
     
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    Hasselblad? Hah! I have four of them and, even when new or freshly CLA'd they sound like a roast duck falling out of the pan onto the floor.

    Except the SWC. Or when pre-released.

    Well, the RB67 doesn't sound any better.

    Right now I'm using a Nikkormat FT2 - great shutter sound.
     
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    Does nobody else love the Zenit shutter? It's something like a heavy clunk, perhaps not as satisfying as the Prakticas but nonetheless charming.
     
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    Poetry - absolute poetry!!! :D
     
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    The sweetest sounding sutters and remarkably reliable are the Compounds, a very reassuring sound but LF of course not 35mm

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    I wanna revise my choice....I just picked up my old Nikkormat FTN again last night....I think it is my favorite.
     
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    I was just thinking the same. I enjoy the release and sound of the Nikkormat FTN shutter.
     
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    No love for the Nikon F?

    My personal favorites are the Retina iia for quiet action and the Canon F1n for precise sound.
     
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