Silencing the EP2?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by stakhanovite, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. stakhanovite

    stakhanovite New to Mu-43

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    Aug 8, 2010
    Does anyone know how to turn off the (to my mind rather loud) shutter sound effect on the EP2? Maybe a software hack? Thanks in advance
     
  2. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    No way at all. It's not an optional, computer generated sound. That sound is the physical shutter closing. If you want a silent camera, you'll need to go get a point and shoot as they tend to use electric shutters (thin film that goes black when charged with a current).
     
  3. stakhanovite

    stakhanovite New to Mu-43

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    Aug 8, 2010
    Thanks everythingsablur (sigh). It's pretty much the only quibble I have with the camera. It's actually louder than some of my film cameras. But I'm learning to live with it.
     
  4. everythingsablur

    everythingsablur Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 4, 2010
    Toronto, ON
    It would be interesting to see someone implement something like Leica's "discreet mode" on the shutter, just to help keep the system quiet for those occasional shots where you really want to be discreet.
     
  5. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Buy an ever-ready case for it, use the EVF, and pad the LCD. The half case will dampen some of the sound.
     
  6. stakhanovite

    stakhanovite New to Mu-43

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    Aug 8, 2010
    Yes!
     
  7. stakhanovite

    stakhanovite New to Mu-43

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    Aug 8, 2010
    Great thought Brian, thanks. I have (and love) the EVF...