Silencing the shutter sound on a film camera is possible with some adjustments. Here are some methods to consider:
Use a soundproofing material
One way to reduce the sound of a film camera's shutter is to cover it with a soundproofing material. Some materials that can be used include felt, foam, and adhesive sheets. These materials can absorb sound waves and reduce the sound emitted by the shutter.
Modify the camera
Another option is to modify the camera itself. This can be done by adding a soft-release shutter button or installing a silencer device. These modifications can significantly reduce the shutter sound.
Use a remote trigger
Using a remote trigger can also help to eliminate the shutter sound entirely. This method involves using a device that triggers the shutter from a distance, eliminating the need to press the shutter button.
Use a silent camera
If silence is a top priority, investing in a silent camera may be the best option. Some film cameras are designed to produce little or no sound, making them ideal for situations where noise is a concern.
- "How to Silence Your Film Camera" by Alex Cooke, Fstoppers (https://fstoppers.com/film/how-silence-your-film-camera-131652)
- "Silent Shutter on Film Cameras" by Keith Addison, Japan Camera Hunter (https://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/07/silent-shutter-on-film-cameras/)