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What is Shutter-Sound and why

 

If you are reading this, you probably already know it : Shutter-Sound is a camera shutter sound recordings database. To make it more simple, here you can listen to the sound of your (future?) favorite camera, and compare it with its challengers.

I came with this idea making researches before buying a Voigtländer Bessa R. A big part of its “mediocre” reputation comes from the quite loud mecanic shutter sounds compared to the king of the rangefinder cameras, the Leica M.

It might not be so conscious but, for photographers, image quality is not the only criterion when it comes to taking pictures, sound is a part of the experience too.

How is the sound recorded

 

To make the comparison between different cameras possible, I am of course using the same process for every recordings.

I am using a Zoom H1 always at the same position and same input level, to record wav files. I am then cutting the tracks on GarageBand, without any effect/editing.

The level indication (decibel) I give comes from the app Sound Analyzer. Same phone, same position… Again, always the same process.

For you curious people, the outside recording is from a little pedestrian street near Centre Pompidou in Paris. If you think you heard seagulls, yes you did, the Seine river is not that far !

About me

 

If you also wonder who is behind those webpages, well hi there, I am Bastien and live in Paris, a perfect city for street photography 😉

You can find different parts of my photographic work on my website or Instagram account.

Contact : camerashuttersound@gmail.com

What is Shutter-Sound and why

 

If you are reading this, you probably already know it : Shutter-Sound is a camera shutter sound recordings database. To make it more simple, here you can listen to the sound of your (future?) favorite camera, and compare it with its challengers.

 

I came with this idea making researches before buying a Voigtländer Bessa R. A big part of its “mediocre” reputation comes from the quite loud mecanic shutter sounds compared to the king of the rangefinder cameras, the Leica M.

It might not be so conscious but, for photographers, image quality is not the only criterion when it comes to taking pictures, sound is a part of the experience too.

How is the sound recorded

 

To make the comparison between different cameras possible, I am of course using the same process for every recordings.

I am using a Zoom H1 always at the same position and same input level, to record wav files. I am then cutting the tracks on GarageBand, without any effect/editing.

The level indication (decibel) I give comes from the app Sound Analyzer. Same phone, same position… Again, always the same process.

For you curious people, the outside recording is from a little pedestrian street near Centre Pompidou in Paris. If you think you heard seagulls, yes you did, the Seine river is not that far !

About me

 

If you also wonder who is behind those webpages, well hi there, I am Bastien and live in Paris, a perfect city for street photography 😉

You can find different parts of my photographic work on my website or Instagram account.

Contact : camerashuttersound@gmail.com