Camera Muzzle SLR, Sound Muffling Enclosure for Canon and Nikon Digital SLRs
- Camera Muzzle Sound Muffling Enclosure for Canon and Nikon Digital SLRs
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Its main function of reducing, or eliminating noise when you shoot, it does very well. I was able to shoot without the lens muzzle for most of the shoot, and it still worked well enough so as not to disturb the actors or the director. If you are unfortunate enough to need one of these, then i highly recommend this product for keeping the shutter noise down.
This thing is useful, just be prepared to use extra padding and create accessories to keep it in position for your specific camera.
Pros: adds additional sound muffling to shutter noise.
left and right access to reach inside controls during use.
Cons: no easy way to mount to tripod on Canon 40D.
need to create mount adapter for my smaller SLR.
need extra padding to keep camera aligned with viewfinder hole and windows.
windows fog up.
The true numbers from a Canon 7D with a battery drip with and without the muzzle. I will say up front the lens cover that comes with it made noticeable difference and only fit my 70-200 2.8 if I kept the lens hood on. its really big and cumbersome for fractional benefit
Keep the following in mind
70db - Vacuum cleaner
50db- quiet office/ normal conversation
40db- refrigerator hum
Without Muzzle (tested left,side,behind and front)
directly on camera- Side 65db, front and back 70db
2ft- side 58db, front and back 60db
4ft- side 55db, front and back 52db
at 8ft it was running right at 50 all around
directly on camera- side 60db (-5), front 60 (-5) back 65 (-5). difference in back is the clear window providing less padding
2ft- side 50db (-8), front and back 50db (-10)
4ft- side 50db (-5), front and back 45 (-7)
at 8ft running about 45 (-5) all around
Im no scientist but research showed that every 10db is twice as loud. so at 2ft, its cutting it in half (good estimates everyone), further out you continue to benefit but not at the same rate. its far quieter but as an added benefit it softens what noise remains so its less distracting. Be prepared for it to be really hot on the hand (have a towel) and adjustments take some getting used to. I dont reccomend changing lenses alot as its not the easiest thing to do quickly. A great item that does the job well if you dont need toal silence and dont have $1000 for a proper blimp. note:Could have used a little more foam to come with it and it fits much better with a battery grip on.
In any case, I got the camera muzzle today and based on my tests of it with my Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 7D, it does significantly attenuate the mirror slap made by the SLR bodies. But it doesn't do that completely (which I doubt is possible in any case).
So I think this is a pretty good investment when you consider the fact that the hard shell "sound blimps" cost close to a thousand dollars and judging from what I read are a real nuisance to handle. I can't help but think that the camera muzzle is a little overpriced given what it is (I think 100 dollars would have been a better price). I also think that the sleeve for covering the lens isn't likely to be very useful if one has to adjust a zoom.
But I figure if the camera muzzle reduces the chances of someone else getting upset at me clicking away and distracts me from getting the best pictures possible, it is a good buy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I use it when shooting ballet. To honest, I need even more sound absorbing muzzle. I reduces noise, but dont expect silent shooting, using it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jaak Ennuste
Too bulky and definitely noise reduction is very small. I do many photos in classical music concerts where silence is vital and this device prevents the sound only 10 or 15%, does... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mazo
I've actually been using one of these for 6-7 years now as a still photographer on the sets of motion picture productions. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Patrick Rusk
I use it for my Nikon D700 in theatre for ballet show,it does keep the camera noise down but it is a bit too tight to get my camera with battery grip in and out of the muzzle.Published on January 7, 2014 by Louis Li
As other reviewers have mentioned/demonstrated, the overall volume of the camera shutter is basically halved. Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by Amazonian Anderson
I've used this muffler on a movie set and been within 2 feet of the camera operator. There were no prima-donas on the set so my only concern was the sound. NO PROBLEM. Read morePublished on January 15, 2013 by Dan Milham