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Camera Muzzle SLR, Sound Muffling Enclosure for Canon and Nikon Digital SLRs


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  • Camera Muzzle Sound Muffling Enclosure for Canon and Nikon Digital SLRs


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  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
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  • ASIN: B001DIWMR2
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

Product Description

The Camera Muzzle, a sound muffling enclosure for Canon and Nikon digital SLRs, has been redesigned to improve both its usability and noise squelching capabilities. Changes in the new Camera Muzzle version include: Improved sound reduction It's still soft sided, but the use of new muffling material and the elimination of all remaining velcro on openings add up to a quieter Camera Muzzle experience Larger rear LCD window The clear window on the back of the Camera Muzzle has been made bigger, to accommodate the rear LCD and nearby buttons of newer cameras such as the EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1Ds Mark III and Nikon D3. Tripod mount access The bottom now incorporates an opening through to the tripod socket on the base of the camera. The opening itself sports a metal grommet for durability. The standard-length 1/4"-20 stud of a typical tripod or other mount may not be long enough to attach securely to the camera's base, which means the mounting stud will need to be lengthened by about 1/4". Some heads allow for the stud depth to be adjusted, including the Manfrotto Magic Arm's camera plate, Expanded compartment opening To ease camera insertion, the zippered opening on the Camera Muzzle has been made a bit larger. As before, the Camera Muzzle is available in a single version meant to fit best on the larger digital SLR bodies in Canon's and Nikon's lineup going back several years. A foam

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 19, 2012
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As you'll see in the video, this thing is huge. Canon 7D + battery grip + foam block makes it pretty secure, though. It does a nice job of cutting down on the high-frequency part of the mirror slap. If you can afford a Sound Blimp, go nuts, but this will do the trick for me (for 1/10th the price, not counting all the Sound Blimp addons you may need).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By JT, Book fan on June 17, 2009
It really does muffle noise. I bought this for a Canon 40D. My camera is one of the quietest digital SLRS, but the extra muffling helps in live theatre environments. My 40D is smaller than the max size camera the muzzle is designed for. It does include a hard foam insert but the 40D camera does not fit tightly in side. That means the viewfinder, lcd and top screen do not always align so you can see them. If you know your camera controls you will be fine. There is a 3"-4" gap between the tripod grommet and the camera. I am trying to create a stable bracket so I can use this with a tripod. I really need a tripod to take live theatre shots of productions. Hand held in stage lighting conditions does not allow for sharp images. I have not used the removable lens cover since I do not have a big noisy lens. An extended viewfinder may help keep the viewfinder in line with the viewfinder hole, otherwise it moves around.

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.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Douglas J. Abel on March 27, 2010
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Using a camera muzzle is never ideal. But if you have to use one, this is as good as it gets. The hard box kind are a nightmare to use. This allows you to move your hands around and get at the camera controls. You had best memorize some of the more useful camera functions, as it is not easy to see what you are doing when you change camera settings, but it can be done. The best way is to setup everything ahead of time, and try not to change settings often.

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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Glisson on July 11, 2012
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I read alot about this muzzle with reviews going from "some reduction" to drops noise by half". I tried it and immediately felt it had to be at least half so pulled out my decibel meter (I use it to guage outside party noise for ordinances in various cities).

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
60db- laughter
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

with muzzle
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.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By maskirovka VINE VOICE on April 5, 2012
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I bought this because I do photography for a ballet company and recently when I was photographing a performance, a very unpleasant and rude member of the audience got in my face about the "extremely annoying" noise my camera made (the person was sitting ten feet away and someone else there told me he didn't know what she was talking about). It was actually the first time in multiple performances something like that had happened but I figured it would be smart to try to mitigate things as much as I could (although the perfect solution is to just photograph dress rehearsals ... but in this case that option was not available).

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.
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