- Apr 21, 2011
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What is this and why do I care?
Why is this in General Shop talk?
Mirror lockup is used to reduce camera shake, mostly for macro photographers and people that shoot on tripods at long focal lengths. It slaps the mirror at the first press of the shutter, and actuates the shutter on the second press. Or with a remote release as well. It's a pretty useful feature in certain conditions.
'General shop talk' is in the 'Business District' section...thus is more for professional type questions. I've moved it into the 'beyond the basics' section.I didn't know where else to put it--it was a "general" question for me.
Not really. It only locks up the mirror, before an exposure. The shutter is still closed, so you can't access the sensor to clean it. That's why cameras have a 'sensor cleaning mode', which locks up the mirror and opens the shutter, so that you can clean the sensor.Interesting. I think I've read that this is used when the camera is cleaned too--is that correct?
There is no additional risk of damage when using MLU. The mirror has to flip up for every exposure anyway. The only thing I can think of, is that it will use more battery power, as it takes power to hold the mirror open.It doesn't do any damage to the camera to use it a lot? I've never used it before.
nikon, is easy, at least on the d700 and then with a wireless remote, two clicks and your done.