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I tried the E-M5II today. Sweetest shutter sound ever.

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by Amin Sabet, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    That's really all I wanted to say. What a sweet shutter sound.

    Felt nicer than my trusty E-M5 too...

    And would work with that new Mitakon lens...

    :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    I love a sweet shutter sound.

    Do you know if the Mitakon will work with an E-M1?
     
  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Yes, these are the only ones listed as not working: E-PL6 E-PL5 E-PM2 EM5 (I)
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    Sounds like Amin is on the brink of a new camera. In the interest of full disclosure, I just ordered the Mitakon.
     
  5. PakkyT

    PakkyT Mu-43 Top Veteran

    764
    Jun 20, 2015
    New England
    Let's put it up against the E-1 and have a shutter-off. :) The E-1 has always been the king of best shutter sound with the dSLR models.
     
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  6. MoonMind

    MoonMind Mu-43 Top Veteran

    626
    Oct 25, 2014
    Switzerland
    Matt
    Amin, Luke: Between you two, I really have a hard time fighting my ever-flaring GAS ... ;)

    Actually, both the E-M5 II and the Mitakon 25mm f/0.95 check a lot of boxes for me, including those about shutter and size/aperture ratio, respectively ... Still resisting, though ...

    Thankfully, I've just invested in an opportunity to actually take some pictures instead :D

    M.
     
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  7. dpswbab

    dpswbab Mu-43 Regular

    85
    May 30, 2014
    If you liked it in normal mode, try with electronic first curtain. Absolutely wonderful!
     
  8. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    I've really loved that sound ever since I got mine. 'Sweet' is the right word. Also classy, silky, soft, and sophisticated.
     
  9. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Why wouldn't the Mitakon work with ALL m43 cameras? Confused!
     
  10. Ramsey

    Ramsey Mu-43 Top Veteran

    716
    Jan 9, 2013
    Zagreb, Croatia
    i still don't understand what are the technical obstacles of the Mitakon lens not working on "older" models... the mount is the same, and it is a manual focus lens (so no AF issues possible).

    EDIT: pdk42 by a matter of minutes...
     
  11. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    This is the explanation from the manufacturer in response to a question on their Facebook page:

    zhongyi.
     
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  12. pdk42

    pdk42 One of the "Eh?" team

    Jan 11, 2013
    Leamington Spa, UK
    Hmmm - so who's breaking the u43 standard - Oly or ZY Optics?
     
  13. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Amin you need to pick up an E-M5 ii, it is a sweet camera!
     
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  14. gary0319

    gary0319 Mu-43 Veteran

    300
    Nov 26, 2014
    Sarasota FL
    A BIG +1 on that, that's where I leave mine set EFC and low burst.........super sexy!

    BTW, my new E-M10 II also has a nice shutter sound, but not as nice as the E-M5 II.
     
  15. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
    ㅇtㅈyㅅr
    Another vote for the great sounding shutter on the E-M5 II. I also use it with EFC and it does sound different between it on and off. I thought the E-M1 sounded pretty good until I replaced it with the E-M5 II, which sounds even better.

    I'm also quite interested in the Mitakon 25mm since it's a smaller alternative to the Voigtlander 25mm.
     
  16. jrsilva

    jrsilva Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 1, 2012
    Portugal
    Jaime
    I agreed that the shutter sound of the EM-5 MK II is the best I've ever heard.
    Very discreet. It is one of the great pluses of the EM-5 MK II.
     
  17. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    This wins the photogeek of the month award. Only a true devotee could be seduced by the sound of a shutter.
     
  18. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    I think it's an aural fixation :rofl:
     
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  19. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    call me Arg
    Jealousy award for you my friend. :biggrin: Trouble is, nobody wants to be seduced by the shutter sound, but combined with the knowledge of it solving shutter shock even on burst mode up to 5 fps, it just seems to be whispering to me, "quality photos, quality photos, quality photos coming up!"
     
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  20. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    I'm certainly jealous. I'm a major photogeek. I find the very idea of silent shutters appalling. :eek: