As complaints mount over DSLR shutters is drowning out White House photo opps, growing numbers of silent Sony a9 cameras appear in hands of the White House Press corps photographers, prompting the Washington Post to ask “Is the sound of clicking cameras at the White House nearing extinction?”
The Post article quotes, Doug Mills, a longtime White House photographer for the New York Times, about his own conversion from a noisy DSLR to a silent Sony a9 camera. “I can take your picture right now and you can’t hear it. You can’t hear even a whisper of a noise,” said Mills
With the silent camera, “I can be standing next to my colleagues and formerly they could hear me taking pictures but now they can’t hear. They’re completely silent. So that helped to make that image because I think if I had been photographing while he wasn’t speaking or something like that, somebody’d say, “˜What’s Mills shooting? What’s going on?'”
.@realDonaldTrump hands are seen as he listens to members of congress discuss Immigration reform in the Cabinet Room of the White House. #45POTUS pic.twitter.com/WdutrbFah9
— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) January 9, 2018
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2 thoughts on “Washington Post asks “Is the sound of clicking cameras at the White House nearing extinction?””
Finally! I wrote a blog article about this back in November 2016. I’m so happy to see camera technology evolving to this point.
Yup! While Sony has had silent shooting capability since the original a7S, they finally added all the features and capabilities that sports and press corps photographers demand with the release of Sony a9.