Compared with my Sony XDCAM EX1 camera which is silent when making timelapse movies, the D800 is quite noisy everytime a shot is taken. I presume that this is it. Unless someone tells me if there is a way to make it more silent.
Furthermore, using the shutter at 1 second interval during 30 minutes and doing that several times a day and several day a year, is that going to accelerate the wear of the shutter ?
The shutter noise is normal on the D800. I was shooting some HDR panos last fall and every time I started a series, everyone around me turned to see what was going on. Not a stealthy shutter at all. Dave
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I've been meaning to try LiveView for HDR bursts, so I just tried it. With these newer cameras you can enter LiveView stills mode to flap up the mirror once, fire your entire HDR burst (by depressing and holding the shutter down), and then press the shutter one more time to flap the mirror back down.
Probably only appropriate on tripod, or more appropriate on tripod. Mostly my HDR bursts are handheld, so in the past I lived with the mirror-flap noise and the looks from others
This LiveView HDR burst method is still surprisingly noisy having just tried it now, composed I'm guessing of a combination of shutter and aperture lever, but it is quieter than non-LiveView mode.
Or he could buy a RED Epic. That would make less noise.
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