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Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Swordman, Jan 30, 2018.
And related to that, the Minolta XD-11. There's something almost mystical and soothing about the feel and sound of that camera.
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.
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
The Holga - it’s the Vespa horn equivalent of shutters!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.