This is what the medium format Fuji GFX shutter sounds like

Nov 27, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

This is what the medium format Fuji GFX shutter sounds like

Nov 27, 2016

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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There’s something about the sound of a camera’s shutter that speaks differently to different people. I know people who’ve even refused to use certain cameras because they hate the way it sounded when they fired a shot. For some, it’s practical reasons. If you’re shooting a wedding or other event, you usually want it to be as quiet as possible. You don’t want  your camera to distract people from the main event.

Thanks to this video from a hands on review by dc.watch (translation), we now know what Fuji’s new GFX medium format mirrorless camera shutter sounds like.

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It doesn’t have quite the satisfying clunk of medium format cameras which contain a mirror, but it does still sound rather nice. It’s a little loud, but there’s no lens attached, and the microphone was probably quite close. So, it’s probably much quieter in actual use.

Is the GFX on your shopping list? Or have you already preordered the Hasselblad? What do you plan to shoot with a medium format mirrorless? Which camera has your favourite shutter sound? Let us know in the comments.

[via Fuji Rumors]

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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One response to “This is what the medium format Fuji GFX shutter sounds like”

  1. Liam Avatar
    Liam

    I was rather excited when the news broke of this Fuji’s release but alas the sync speed limitations really did take this off my list ( adding a lens with a leaf shutter is not quite enough IMHO ) . Even if / when companies release Hi-speed sync workarounds I feel it still wouldn’t be an ideal solution.

    The Hasselblad X1D on the other hand sounds ideal for my workflow, though I won’t commit to that system until a few more lenses become available.