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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005Tue 26-May-09 01:57 AM
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"D5000 silent mode - anyone try it yet?"


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I'm interested in knowing from users if you've tried the new silent mode and what you think of it. To me, this is the coolest feature of this camera, and something that makes it stand out from all other Nikon DSLRs.

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Floridian Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007Wed 27-May-09 02:28 AM
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#1. "RE: D5000 silent mode - anyone try it yet?"
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I don't know anything about silent mode. What is it? (I also don't have a D5000.) I always turn the sound off on my cameras, but I don't think that's what you're talking about.

Randy

  

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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005Wed 27-May-09 02:47 AM
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#2. "RE: D5000 silent mode - anyone try it yet?"
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>I don't know anything about silent mode. What is it? (I
>also don't have a D5000.) I always turn the sound off on my
>cameras, but I don't think that's what you're talking about.

Well, it's a special mode that is new on the D5000. It slows down the mirror so that you don't hear as much sound intensity.

An undeniable paradox: To think that there is any such thing as an absolute rule is at worst naïve, and at best, shortsighted. There is no such thing as an always-true, all context- or situation-salient, absolute rule that always holds true…including this one!

  

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Floridian Silver Member Nikonian since 11th Feb 2007Wed 27-May-09 05:13 PM
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#3. "RE: D5000 silent mode - anyone try it yet?"
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Tallahassee, Florida, US
          

Sounds like a great feature! Sometimes when I've used my camera in a really quiet environment I've wished it was quieter, and it looks like the D5000 addresses this. I'll be interested to hear from D5000 users how effective this is.

Randy

  

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thosmm Registered since 12th May 2009Thu 04-Jun-09 01:09 AM
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Thu 04-Jun-09 01:10 AM by thosmm

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I just tried Q mode and it does things a little differently than S mode. First, there is no 'beep' from the camera as it autofocuses. Second, when you release the shutter, the mirror seems to swing up more softly and doesn't come down until you release the shutter button.

Sound is less in Q mode, but mostly because of the lack of the 'beep'. The mirror noise is about the same for each motion, but since the return can be delayed, it seems quieter.

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monteverde_org Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Nov 2007Sun 05-Jul-09 10:45 PM
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#5. "RE: D5000 silent mode & Beep"
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Thomas, you can also disable all beeping (focus confirmation, timer & remote) with CUSTOM SETTING MENU > SHOOTING/DISPLAY > d1. See page 158 in the user manual.

Ken Rockwell says here: "In its Quiet Mode, the D5000 is the quietest Nikon ever (SLR)... slows down the mirrors and mechanical junk that has to fly around inside the D5000, which makes it much quieter. This adds a tiny delay between when you press the shutter and when the mirror flips up and the picture gets taken".

If you keep pressing the shutter release button after the shot, for how long does the mirror stay up before automatically dropping down?

Jacques

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jhatha Registered since 16th Jul 2009Thu 16-Jul-09 11:24 PM
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#6. "RE: D5000 silent mode - anyone try it yet?"
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I don't find that it is a totally silent mode. Am I doing something wrong? I selected the mode, but I can still hear the shutter.???

Thanks,
Jim Hathaway
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thosmm Registered since 12th May 2009Fri 17-Jul-09 07:49 PM
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#7. "RE: D5000 silent mode - anyone try it yet?"
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Spring Hill, US
          

I don't think you're doing anything wrong. The Quiet mode is quieter than normal operation, but it's still not silent by any stretch of the imagination.

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jhatha Registered since 16th Jul 2009Fri 17-Jul-09 10:28 PM
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#8. "RE: D5000 silent mode - anyone try it yet?"
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TM,

Thanks for the explanation. I thought when I first read about it that silent meant "silent" and that would be too good to be true.

Jim Hathaway

  

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