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Mirror up?! advise please

guyparker

Rugby, UK
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guyparker Registered since 21st Dec 2005
Fri 08-Mar-13 04:12 PM

I'm trying my hand at Macro for the first time, but am not sure if I should:
a) Use the camera on self-timer
b) Use mirror up

I've tried some shot using flash and timer but whilst the shots are OKAY compared to a non-macro lens, they do seem a little fuzzy, not perfectly sharp. Should I always use Mirror up for Macro shots? If so, should I also be using a shutter release cable?

Also, although my eyesight is good, it's not 20/20 - are there any tips for getting focus spot on? I'm already using a good quality head with macro focussing plates, but it's it's more the fact that I find it difficult to see if focus is spot on in the viewfinder.

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