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Subject: [Leica] Re:QUIET M7
From: ruben at (Ruben)
Date: Sun Feb 20 08:51:36 2005
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I would agree with that the Rollei is very silent and with that people do 
not react to a sound that is not a kliche sound of a camera - I have a canon 
eos 100 with no sprockets and that is rather silent - my noisiest camera is 
either my 553 elx Hasellblad or even worse my Fuji GX680 that is a real loud 
monster - I am satisfied with my leicas M and LTM but rangefinders with 
central shutters are usually more silent then Leicas again for what it is 
worth :-)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Feli" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2005 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re:QUIET M7

> For what it's worth, I think it's not only the noise level that counts, 
> but the actual sound being
> made. We are conditioned to associate certain sounds with actions, objects 
> etc. When people
> think of the sound that a camera makes, it probably is the clich? SLR 
> noise you hear in every
> movie or that is used in digital point and shoot cameras. A Leica M, LTM 
> or Rollei TLR doesn't sound
> anything like that and often will not trigger a reaction, even if it is 
> clearly heard. I have quite often
> fired my M only feet from some ones head and it was clearly audible, but 
> they never batted an eye.
> I can't say the same about any SLR I have ever owned.
> feli
> On Feb 20, 2005, at 5:26 AM, Phong wrote:
>> F?lix L?pez de Maturana wrote:
>>> Some years ago the French magazine Chasseur d'Images run a test of the
>>> quieter camera ever built. They do not include -of course- any SLR.
>>> Using some sound laboratory gear the conclusion was the quieter camera
>>> built was a Konica Hexar -fixed lens- followed, shortly, by a M6. Both
>>> are in my arsenal but I do not agree. I thought the more silent camera
>>> is my Rolleiflex Planar 2.8. Right now I cannot confirm my impression as
>>> I have got severe audition problems, so practically I cannot hear none
>>> of them but my noisiest camera a Zenza Bronica S2A which sounds more or
>>> less like  "katacrochka..." every time is shooted. As here we use to say
>>> it awakes a dead man.
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