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    olympus om-2n

    Hi!is the olympus om-2n a silent camera?...problems with vibration with shutter or not?
    thanks regards

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    Not silent but pretty quiet as SLRs go. Air damped mirror mechanism helps. Certainly no problems with vibration.

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    Silent - no but no niosier than similar cameras from that era. Vibration again the same as the silent question, however on most SLR's the vibratory period is AFTER the shutter has fired and the mirror coming down to collide with the base is what you feel as 'vibration'. It is insignificant and does not affect the image at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peters8 View Post
    Hi!is the olympus om-2n a silent camera?...problems with vibration with shutter or not?
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    Silent? Of course not. It is quiet though.

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    The OMs are along with the Leicaflexes probably the quietest of the manual wind SLRs. (The Canon Elan 7 is quite quiet -- really very impressive.) In the case of the OMs it's the damping described above, in conjunction with a cloth shutter. Definitely not silent, however.

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    Silent. Quiet. Noisy. ?

    Depends on the circumstances of course. A church during a quiet moment is never suitable for an slr, though a big heavy Contax RTSIII is relatively quiet. Good shutter damping and mass count for something. It's the quietest slr I know.

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    If you want really quiet, shoot an OM-1 with its mirror locked up.

    Many times I shot an OM-1 this way with a 28mm, scale focused. Shoot from the hip. Point and pray - crop later. Great for museums.

    Also using a leather half-case helps a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wblynch View Post
    If you want really quiet, shoot an OM-1 with its mirror locked up.

    Many times I shot an OM-1 this way with a 28mm, scale focused. Shoot from the hip. Point and pray - crop later. Great for museums.

    Also using a leather half-case helps a lot.

    Thanks!...is the OM-1 more "silenter" than the OM-2 ?
    Really?
    ciao

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    Quote Originally Posted by peters8 View Post
    Thanks!...is the OM-1 more "silenter" than the OM-2 ?
    Really?
    ciao
    as "silent" in English seems to mean "being without any noise" this can not be. But, as far as I can hear, both 1 and 2 are at about the same noise level.

    Ulrich
    Last edited by Ulrich Drolshagen; 11-08-2012 at 08:39 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    olympus om-2n

    Ya, my OM 1 and 2 have about the same amount of 'silencieness' (since we are making up words).

    I think it is a relatively quiet slr - louder than rangefinders, but near-silent when compared with the Pentax 67 I get to play with - but I sounds like you are reloading a canon when it goes off.

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