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tricking liveView silent picture? (5dm3)
« on: May 30, 2017, 07:08:38 AM »
Just wondering/thinking out loud here: I prefer shooting through the eyepiece on my 5d, however, "in a (my) perfect world" it'd be possible to use the silent shutter feature without having to buy one of those fancy back screen eye piece things to keep the screen visible in broad daylight. I was just shooting at the beach, and I wound up shooting without silent picture because I couldn't see what I was doing, but I'd love it if I could mess around with the module.
So, bearing in mind that I am describing this merely from my superficial understanding of how the liveview function works (just by looking at the camera), my thought/question is this:
is it possible to to separate the functionality of the liveview feature into "that which enables silent picture" and "that which must move the mirror away from the eyepiece?"
And I suppose more immediately, should I be posting this instead in the "feature request" section? I mainly want to know if it's possible, but if it is, then I would certainly be pleased if someone did decide to take this upon themselves. Thanks.
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Re: tricking liveView silent picture? (5dm3)
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 07:36:46 AM »
Liveview/Silent pic in Canon DSLRs does have to have "mirror up" and "shutter open".
You want to use eyepiece view which (in Canon DSLRs) requires "mirror down".

In quantum mechanics world this might be not exclusive. In Canon DSLRs it is.
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Re: tricking liveView silent picture? (5dm3)
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 08:16:42 AM »
Thanks : )
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Re: tricking liveView silent picture? (5dm3)
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2017, 09:40:10 AM »
Actually you can - if you take a silent picture with the mirror down, you'll get a ... dark frame.

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Re: tricking liveView silent picture? (5dm3)
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 12:11:36 PM »
Feature request: Quantum_tunnel.mo
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Re: tricking liveView silent picture? (5dm3)
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 12:21:14 PM »
Given enough exposures, you can probably conclude the mirror is actually semi-transparent :D