I just "discovered" the quiet mode on the D800, I had never bothered with it since it's not really quiet at all (as opposed i.e. to the 5D MkIII quiet mode). While I had it switched on just for the heck of it last night (taking family event pictures), I noticed the noise is not really any lower, but more pleasant and not as paparazzo style, which is nice in a family event context where you don't want to bother too much but still need to take many shots of one scene to get that one winner shot where people like themselves.
Now, I was wondering: Is there any downside of using the Q mode? I mean apart from the handling? I.e. does it put more strain on the shutter mechanism or something? Does anyone happen to know?
Thanks a lot in advance,