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Acoustic noise when mirror shuts

Hi all

I've only just unpacked my new E-30 (bought from Jessops). I'm a bit worried that the camera might be damaged somehow as the noise produced by that mirror thingy shutting is quite loud. At least I think it's the mirror..

I did a non-scientific comparison with my E-520 and it's nowhere near as loud.

Should I be taking this to the shop?

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DK
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Re: Acoustic noise when mirror shuts

Hi DK

Personally, I think that if you're concerned/unsure/not happy about it, then yes take it back to the shop if you can and get them to check it out for you, if only to put your mind at rest.

It certainly wouldn't do any harm, particularly bearing in mind the cost of these things!

Perhaps Ian would be able to offer some advice?
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They are quite noisey! & I think if there was a problem with it, it would not work properley. Take the camera out for a test run & if it works ok I should`nt worry, after all it has got 2 years warranty with it.
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Re: Acoustic noise when mirror shuts

The E-30 sound is very different to an E-520 or E-420. It has more of a 'clack' when it fires, and there is less motor whine.

The E-30 has a different shutter mechanism as it extends to 1/8000th second, compared to 1/4000th on the E-520/420.

Your camera is probably fine.

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Re: Acoustic noise when mirror shuts

thx Ian. I don't have any other problems with the camera so I guess I'll have to get used to the noise.

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Re: Acoustic noise when mirror shuts

Definitly louder than my E-510 and E-420, how i wish it were as whisper quite as my E-1.
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Im glad to here there is nothing wrong with your E-30 after all!
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