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BOB3000 Registered since 11th Jul 2013Thu 11-Jul-13 12:29 AM
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"Mirror clicking when I move the camera around-- is this normal?"


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Hello,

Sometimes, when my camera is on and I point it up and down, I hear what sounds like the mirror clicking up and down or the shutter opening. Is this normal?

I am at least new enough to the dslr scene that I don't know if this is normal or not. I was unable to find out any info by Googling.

Thank you!

  

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RockyIII Gold Member Nikonian since 27th May 2006Thu 11-Jul-13 01:04 AM
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#1. "RE: Mirror clicking when I move the camera around-- is this normal?"
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Raleigh, US
          

Is the sound the same regardless of what lens you are using?

Rocky

  

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luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Thu 11-Jul-13 11:03 AM
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#2. "RE: Mirror clicking when I move the camera around-- is this normal?"
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Port Charlotte, US
          

If you have the auto focus on continuous focus ( AF-C) the camera may be seeking new focus points. That would be normal.

Look through the viewfinder when you move it around to see if it is picking up new focal points or you could put the lens cap on and see if it still makes the sound when you move it around.

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aolander Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Sep 2006Thu 11-Jul-13 02:02 PM
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It may be the orientation (horizontal/vertical) sensor mechanism making a sound. The mirror isn't going to click unless there's something wrong with it.

Alan

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BOB3000 Registered since 11th Jul 2013Thu 11-Jul-13 08:27 PM
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The sound is very much like the sound when you turn on Live View mode. It makes the sound when I tilt the camera up and down. I can not replicate it all the time. I will pay attention to whether it is a specific lens or not. It is not the auto focus sound, I dont think. Thank you for your help. Any other ideas?

  

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Chris Platt Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Sep 2012Fri 12-Jul-13 01:50 PM
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Newburg, US
          

Is there any chance you are inadvertently pressing the preview button on the lens mount? That would cause the lens diaphragm to stop down and then open back up when when you release the button. That might cause a slight sound.

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BOB3000 Registered since 11th Jul 2013Fri 12-Jul-13 09:09 PM
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#6. "RE: Mirror clicking when I move the camera around-- is this normal?"
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I think you might be right! How embarrassing. I have chunky, large hands and that might be what has been happening. Stupid preview button. It is definitely the sound I was hearing. Thank you! I will post again if it turns out that wasn't it. So far it looks like the solution.

  

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Chris Platt Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Sep 2012Sat 13-Jul-13 03:08 PM
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Glad you were able to resolve the problem. I've gained what little photographic knowledge I have by making a thousand embarrassing mistakes.

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