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Is there a quiet EOS film body


bill_dewberry
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<p>The 1991 Elan, 1992 EOS 5 (A2/A25), Elan 7E & Elan 7NE are as pianissimo as it gets. The Elan 7NE can still be found new here and there and was Canon's last film camera design (2004).</p>

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<p>The EOS 3 is a really noisy bugger. The quietest 35mm Canon SLR I have ever heard was a Canon EOS 30v... it was incredible and it was also an exceptionally good camera. I would much rather own the 30v than the 3. I used to have the 3 and although it was good, it did have some annoying features. I believe the old EOS 5 was also very hush hush.</p>
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<p>They're all quiet compared to a Mamiya 645 Pro....thing scared the c#!p out of me the first time I fired one off.</p>

<p>You probably should actually buy a Blimp. It's a sound proof box you put your cam into. This guy made one to give you an idea <a href="http://www.picturedujour.com/2008/05/30/how-to-make-a-sound-blimp-for-your-camera/67">http://www.picturedujour.com/2008/05/30/how-to-make-a-sound-blimp-for-your-camera/67</a></p>

<p>or you can buy one from here <a href="http://www.soundblimp.com/Default.htm">http://www.soundblimp.com/Default.htm</a></p>

<p>although at those prices....I'd make one.</p>

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<p>As doug said the 1NRS is not bad - the shutter is still noisy though so the Elan 7 may be better - since I have never owned one it is hard to say. The 1NRS is a great camera for lots of other reasons although it is very big and heavy and the Nicad can be hard to find in good condition. It works foine on AA cells though. On the subject of loud shutters and mirrors try the Fuji GX680 - it makes the mamiya 645 Pro sound very quiet in comparisson</p>
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<p>Of the EOS film bodies I've owned, both the EOS 5 (A2E) and the Elan 7N are very quiet. In addition to shutter noise, the film rewind on a lot of cameras can be extremely loud. Both the EOS 5 and Elan 7N--and no doubt some of the other cameras mentioned--have a slow rewind option which is much quieter than regular rewind.</p>
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<p>I have an original Elan that is staggeringly quiet. I'd still use it if it hadn't succumbed to the dreaded "melting foam" goop; shutter won't even fire now. A pity, as it's a great camera to hold and use. If you can find one with a shutter that's not gunked-up, then that would be the way to go...</p>
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