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Quiet Box

Lorenzo Vigil , Sep 21, 2008; 11:21 p.m.

I am currently pursuing a career in still photography on movie sets, and would like insight where a Quiet Box would be available, I have googled and ebay'd and have not found a site promoting this item for purchase.

Thank you very much


Michael Axel , Sep 21, 2008; 11:28 p.m.

Do a search on sound blimp, or movie blimp. There was a recent thread on this.

Lynn Jones , Sep 22, 2008; 12:32 p.m.

Hi Lorenzo,

In the past, I've done what you are doing in film and TV.

These are the only quiet still cameras, certain rangefinder FILM cameras, Leica IIIG, Leica M4, possibly a RF contax, No Name Contax and certain Kiev Contax copies. Everything else clatters and bangs.


Edward Ingold , Sep 22, 2008; 01:42 p.m.

Google with the term "blimp" and you should get a few appropriate hits. This company makes blimps widely used for film photography (http://www.soundblimp.com/what.htm).

Ellis Vener , Sep 22, 2008; 02:24 p.m.

Edward has the right answer and links , but just to be clear, Jacobson also makes sound blimps for digital cameras.

Sara Peterson , Sep 23, 2008; 03:53 p.m.

I'd go with the Jacobson blimps too... used two of his in the past, one for a digital slr, and one for a contax 645...both were amazingly quiet on set... they aren't cheap...

good luck!


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