When do photographers need to muzzle their cameras?

Silencing of extraneous sound is essential when noise would prove distracting in environments where deep concentration and focus are required:
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  • Film and Television Sound Stages
  • Theatrical Performances
  • Lectures and Seminars
  • Courtroom and Public Hearings
  • Wildlife Observation
  • Sporting Events Such as Golf or Chess
  • Research Laboratories
  • Surveillance


Does the Sound Blimp protect the camera from water and dust?

Is the Sound Blimp made of plastic?
No, our new JR blimp is made of a new type of a rubber-polymer compound.
Our original compact & full size blimps are made of a strong aluminum alloy.  

When the camera operates in the Sound Blimp, can any sound be heard?
Yes, but very little. Usually only the photographer is aware that a picture has been taken.

What does it weigh?
Approximately 3 pounds (1.4 kg) including the lens tube.

Can the Sound Blimp be mounted on a tripod?
Yes! There is a tripod mounting plate on the bottom.

Do you rent your Sound Blimps?
Yes! See our Rentals page for pricing information. Give us a call at (818) 752-7910 or visit us at our North Hollywood location to reserve a rental blimp.

Do you have used-reconditioned Sound Blimps for older model Nikons and Canons?
Many times we do.

Can I pay by credit card?
We accept VISA, American Express and MasterCard.

Do you ship internationally?
YES we do!  Jacobson Soundblimp ships throughout the U.S and worldwide.   Please note: International shipments are subject to import fees, duties, and taxes (which are levied once a shipment reaches the destination country) in addition to custom clearance charges that may be imposed by the carrier.  These charges must be borne by the recipient. Jacobson Soundblimp has no control over these charges and cannot predict what they might be.

If an international shipment is refused and/or returned, any taxes, duties, custom fees, brokerage fees, or shipping charges incurred from this return will be the responsibility of the customer.

Can I use my auto-focus lenses in auto-focus operation mode in the Sound Blimp?

Can I use my zoom lenses?
Maybe.  Usually we have lens tubes for most CANON EF f2.8 type lenses and most NIKON AF f2.8 type lenses.

Do I need a different lens tube for each lens I wish to use?
That depends on your lenses. The physical dimensions of the lenses are the determining factors. Often we are able to provide a lens tube that can accommodate several different focal lengths. Let us know the exact lenses you have, then we can tell you all the possibilities.

Can you custom make a lens tube for my special lens?
Sometimes. We have lens tubes in stock for the most popular lenses. When possible we can make a custom lens by modifying an existing tube for the same price. However, there are some custom lens tubes that cost substantially more and may require several weeks for delivery.

Can you supply Series 9 filters other than the Clear?
Yes. We usually have UV in stock. We can supply Skylight 1A and other types as special order items.