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Camera Silencer? 
2nd-Jul-2009 02:15 pm
I use a 40D for theater and dance photography. I often have to shoot performances instead of rehearsals and am concerned about shutter noise disturbing the audience. Has anyone used a cover like this one or something similar as a silencer? How well did it work?
15th-Aug-2010 10:09 pm (UTC) - camera silencer...
to be honest, I don't know if it will work. I can guess it will be more quiet, but don't know if it will be quiet enough.

My experience has been doing theater and symphony photography (both in a local level with my work being used on their web pages and brochures). Oddly, after 5 years of doing this off and on I got my first two complaints about the noise in the last three months.

What I have opted to do is take pictures at the dress rehearsals. This is beneficial at two points - first, I anticipate being able to get on the stage at angles the audience won't see. Therefor I give them product they can't get. Second, this results in new shots that individual orchestra members can buy for their web sites.

Sorry to not have addressed your question directly, but hope this has given you another alternative.

Good luck!
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