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MarkM10431

jacksonville, US
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MarkM10431 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Apr 2013
Sat 03-Aug-13 06:17 AM

if I'm reading this correctly, you frame, focus, press the shutter to raise the mirror, then press the shutter again to make the picture, at least that's the way it sounds reading the manual.. is this correct?

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ShrimpBoy

Brighton and Hove, UK
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#1. "RE: Mirror up" | In response to Reply # 0

ShrimpBoy Registered since 08th Jan 2006
Sat 03-Aug-13 05:24 AM

Yep, that's exactly right.

Gary
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luckyphoto

Port Charlotte, US
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luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010
Sat 03-Aug-13 09:47 AM

One final thing. If you're going to the extent of using the MUP, you should use either a remote release or timer release so you don't move the camera on the tripod with the shutter curtain open. Pushing the release button on the camera might move the camera slightly while the shutter open and defeat the whole purpose of mirror up.

I either use the Nikon ML-L3 or a 2-second time delay to release the shutter when I'm taking long exposure shots.

Larry

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MarkM10431

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#3. "RE: Mirror up" | In response to Reply # 2

MarkM10431 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Apr 2013
Mon 05-Aug-13 09:54 PM

exactly once i get a clear sky (hopefully before the milky way is buried in the sun) I'm planning on a trip for some atrophotography.

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Sixmileman

US
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#4. "RE: Mirror up" | In response to Reply # 3

Sixmileman Registered since 06th Mar 2013
Mon 05-Aug-13 10:41 PM

I just finished reading "The End of Night," an excellent book for anyone who is a dark sky advocate. It is a passionate plea for curbing light pollution and it includes discussion of some locations around the world where one can still see the Milky Way and other features that are totally lost to most urban dwellers. As you probably know there are also dark sky websites that categorize locations and are helpful for finding places near wherever you're located that may offer good night skies.

Good luck.

Bravozulu

Los Angeles, US
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#5. "RE: Mirror up" | In response to Reply # 4

Bravozulu Registered since 04th Jun 2012
Wed 07-Aug-13 06:50 PM

For doing product shots on a table top a tripod is a necessity. It allows you to see a large image in Liveview on the LCD and carefully pose and frame the scene.

Having learned on a 4x5 Viewcamera (sheet film), I prefer to stand to the left of the camera and look at both the camera and the scene. The remote cord MC-LC2, or the ML-L3 infra red work fine.

And then I shoot in Mirror Up Mode. Click once to get the mirror up, click a second to capture the shot. This minimizes camera vibration. About one-half of my shooting follows this procedure. It takes less fuss and time than attaching and then configuring a Speedlite and the results make it worth it.

I find that looking at my scene from the side of the camera enables me to see in far more detail than through the viewfinder.

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MarkM10431

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MarkM10431 Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Apr 2013
Thu 08-Aug-13 09:19 PM

yup there is one fairly dark spot about an hour from me, the darkest sky to me is about 3 hours on the big bend coastline

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luckyphoto

Port Charlotte, US
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#7. "RE: Mirror up" | In response to Reply # 6

luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010
Fri 09-Aug-13 09:18 AM

One other thing, if you've not already used it, is the Long Exposure Noise Reduction feature. Once you've closed the shutter at the end of the photo, the camera takes another exposure for the same duration, but with the shutter closed. Then it subtracts the sensor noise on the "black frame" from your exposure to eliminate the sensor noise.

It's great for long exposure night photos, but it does double the time for each shot.

Larry

"Red is gray and yellow white, but we decide which is right
....and which is an illusion"

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