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Can the D40...

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

  1. bill-e


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


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


    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


    Jul 20, 2007
    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:
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