Can the D40...

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR' started by bill-e, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. bill-e

    bill-e

    516
    May 10, 2008
    New Hampshire
    shoot with the mirror locked?
     
  2. bradNYC

    bradNYC

    Mar 28, 2008
    NYC
    I'm pretty sure no.
     
  3. bill-e

    bill-e

    516
    May 10, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I read in my Magic Lantern book that the menu item for lock up was not for picture taking. I was hoping there was another feature somewhere that I missed that allowed for shooting with the mirror locked.
     
  4. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    Brad (NYC) is right, the mirror lock up is purely for cleaning the sensor. You'll need a higher end body like the D300 if you want a proper mirror lock.

    I've never found mirror vibration to be a major issue in what I do however, the only time I ever experienced it severely was when I had a modified x2 TC attached to my 300/4.
     
  5. This got me thinking , if you had to shoot in dark conditions with flash as your main light you could set flash to rear-curtain and exposure to 1/2 second . The flash would fire 1/2 second after the mirror locks up ..... But then with the speed of flash you wouldn't be needing mirror-lock up:tongue: