Which is the most silent Nikon?

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  1. cmo

    cmo Member

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    Yesterday I used an F and an F2. The F was more silent. I tried a Nikkormat FT2 and EL side by side, the EL is louder.

    What do you think is the most silent of all Nikons?
     
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    I share your opinion that the original Nikon F is the most silent.
     
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    Nikon F with mirror lock up.
    I was playing with this yesterday and was supprised how quiet it is.
     
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    If you are worried about being quiet you can use ear plugs!:laugh:

    Jeff
     
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    Rangefinder?
     
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    Most silent or least noisy?
     
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    The one I shot in the view finder and threw in Long Island Sound.
     
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    The F4 has a "quiet mode"
     
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    My old F5 told me it had a quiet mode.


    It lied.
     
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    The Nikon SP.
     
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    I was thinking that too... S2 beautiful and would probably fit well next to the F.

    I'm always amazed that the Nikon F kind of looks like a Contax...
     
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    Nikon F4 on "CS"
     
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    Actions like this are why The Long Island Sound is so polluted, it is a not a dump.
     
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    I will vote for the Nikon F and F-4. After al; I can't hear.
     
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    I like the answers :smile: And I will try an F4.
     
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    My Nikkormat is pretty quiet, compared to my EOS 650 which is loud enough to shatter glass at 25 feet.
     
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    The quiet mode on the F4 is just ... slower automatic film advance, right? I haven't found the camera all that quiet...
     
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    Hmm, quick question...if part of the Atlantic falls between Connecticut and New York, does it make a sound?
     
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    Thats an adventure from which; you won't recover
     
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    It was a good thing for the monitor that I had just swallowed that coffee.

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    F4/F4S in 'silent' mode. The other cameras are great machines but big metal machines are never going to be mistaken for quiet.
     
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    coulda fooled me

    I was making a joke

    I feel the F is slightly quieter than the F2 and F3
     
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    Of my Nikon's the F100 is the quietest.
     
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    They go almost hand in glove. I just recently purchased both cameras and I love the way the S2 feels and shoots infact I just added a 3.5cm/2,5 for it. As far as quiet, I think my Bessa R makes less shutter noise than the S2.
     
  26. cmo

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    Why that?