"Mirror Lock up- Does anyone use this with shutter release?"
New HArtford, US
While shooting I notice I can get sharper images with very low shutter speeds with exposure delay mode. I don't understand why MLU is on the release mode dial. I don't think it works as well as exposure delay as it requires you to press shutter again to take exposure possibly moving camera in the process.
Now on a tripod with remote release there may be a case for it...micro vibrations from mirror may need more than 1 sec to dissipate or you could expose the exact moment you want without micro-vibrations from mirror. Am I missing something? Does anyone turn dial to MLU and shoot with shutter release button?
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#2. "RE: Mirror Lock up- Does anyone use this with shutter release?" In response to Reply # 0
I don’t think you’re missing anything John. I would think the optimal way to use MUP mode is with a remote corded release and tripod.
I personally only have the ML-L3 from when I had my D80. So I have the remote mode setup to use MUP with dual press of the ML-L3 button. But I guess the 2 second delay mode would accomplish pretty much the same thing as far as mirror vibrations are concerned.