I saw your video. I also noticed someone had posted a video of two other model Nikon Cameras, they both made noises. As for squeak, I didn't hear a squeak. It sounded more like two pieces of metal or Plastic sliding across each other. It's possible you may need to take to a Camera shop and have cleaned. Could be dust build up causing the problem.
Fri 05-Aug-11 12:53 AM | edited Fri 05-Aug-11 12:54 AM by OniD5100
Well I know its not dust since this camera is brand spanking new. I have heard a few other D5100's and they all sound the same. I just would like confirmation from fellow owners of this great camera, you know to calm my OCDness.
Fri 05-Aug-11 03:57 AM | edited Fri 05-Aug-11 03:59 AM by OniD5100
>Right, my wife and others I know have OCD > >My D5100 don't noticeably squeak. > Sounds more like a camera shutter flipping or cards >shuffling. >Not a clunk or clatter like a D7000 or D3. > >I wonder if there is a way to post a wav file on here?
I would just record a quick video on your cellphone and dump it on youtube. Anyways, here is my camera, sorry for the poor quality of the video, but notice the high pitched, almost like a silencer shot from a james bond movie, sound the shutter or whatever it is makes. Its not a problem for me, just want to know that its not unique to me.
>I repeat: >Don't obsess, it is normal, it is normal, it is normal > >I listned to your video, >Perhaps yours has a little more treble than mine but they >sound the same otherwise. > >The squeak (more like a chirp) I heard after the shutter was >some external noise or your recording device (My best guess). >
Ok thank you for calming me down. That slight knock sound you hear after the shutter is the VR kicking in.
>> >>Ok thank you for calming me down. That slight knock sound >you >>hear after the shutter is the VR kicking in. > >Those are the two main reasons I do not like VR. >Noisy >Slow > >What good does VR do you if it is "kicking in" after >the shot? >
Well here is some info I found out about that knocking noise and its function:
"VR = vibration reduction. floating elements within the lens will "move" to try and correct any errant motion from your body (swaying, etc.). this enables you to get sharp photos at slower shutter speeds. the clicking is the engaging/disengaging of the VR mechanism. it is programmed to begin stabilization on half press, and waits a few moments after you release the button before it shuts off. the moving you see is the motion of the elements kicking into stabilizing mode. after the "click" you can probably see that the view through the viewfinder is "dampened", and resists your motions the best it can."
Yes, VR has it's uses and one of them is supposed to be for Video.
However, most of the time I am taking a series of action shots and cannot wait for VR. Also being an EVENT photographer, I have to recompose on the next competitor very quickly.
I just used my D5100 at a kids run because my D7000 was set up with to long a lens and I did not wish to switch it. The D5100 was awkward but capable. Biggest problem is the multiselctor does not lock and it is very easily to get out of adjustment during a shoot.