mlu and macro

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Seldon, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Seldon

    Seldon TPF Noob!

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    how important is mirror lock up when doing macro photography?

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  2. Rob

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    I don't normally use mirror lock up for macro photography, but that's not to say it's a pointless thing. I would recommend using it if you have it as it can't hurt, but if you don't have it, I wouldn't recommend spending loads of money to get it unless there's an issue with your macro shots which is related to vibration.

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    I've found that MLU is most important for shutter speeds around 1/15 - 1/8 seconds. Shutter speeds faster or slower than that really don't seem to be effected by the mirror movement.
     

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