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Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Swordman, Jan 30, 2018.
My earlier post:
Of silent, or near silent ones, I love the shutter of my humble Olympus mju. I know, it is not a classic one and it has no manual control, but I like it a lot.
You can't beat the KA-CHOW sound it makes, so that everybody around you KNOWS that you just took their pic. Similar to slamming a door on a Yugo.
The smoothest shutter feel, of all the cameras that l have, is on my Yashica 35GSN. Just a subtle 'click', and the film advance is also quite smooth and silent.
I must find one of those.
Here is one I was tempted to purchase:
Don't know if it was sold, but seems like a good one.
Common as rocks and inexpensive. Consider the FT2, as it can use modern batteries.
I love the click of leaf shutters. Also the superfast click-wind of canon 1v.
Until the auto advance shatters the silence
Indeed, but not badly!
It's why I prefer thumbwheel advance to motorised drive, there's no point having a quiet shutter if it's followed be bzeeep..! A few auto compacts, including my Minolta AF-DL only advance film after you take your finger off the shutter. The shutter makes a barely audible click, and you can walk somewhere less obtrusive to allow the film to wind on.
I had mine forgotten in a box with other compacts! I will definitely try it as I am on a spree with compact AF cameras.
I prefer all mechanical ones, but once in a while I get a p&s out just for the quick fun of it.
If you prefer thumbwheel advance then surely you must be a fan of the Oly XA -- a very quiet and unobtrusive camera if there ever was one.
Yes, I prefer my XA3 over my MjuII. I also prefer zone focus over AF cameras.
Another Oly winner in this regard is the Trip 35, another zone focus camera. I have a copy. The selenium meter still works and gives correct exposure.
Snagged this off the 'net. Mine looks just like this one. Black, that is.
I really like the shutter feel of my Nikon FM.