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 Post subject: E520 Locking the mirror
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:40 pm 
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Hi, newbie to the forum and inexperienced too!

Scott Kelby's Digital photography book says to lock the mirror for sharpness; it's called 'exposure delay mode' on a Nikon and 'mirror lockup' on a Cannon.

But how do I do it on my (newly acquired) E520?

Also is there published anywhere an idiots guide to using it as the instruction manual is just a bit too technical at this stage?

Many thanks

Ric


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:57 pm 
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It's also known as mirror-lockup. I can't remember if the E-520 has it though as it's normally something reserved for higher-end cameras. See if the manual mentions mirror-lockup anywhere.

But so long as you're using a tripod with a cable release or the self timer, your results will still be great.


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Thanks for coming back to me.

I think it's covered by the Anti Shock section of the manual, whereby you can select the interval from the time the mirror is raised until the shutter is released. Hence it diminishes camera shake caused when the mirror moves.

Is this the same as 'lock-up'?


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Yeah - you can find it in your drive-mode menu (easily accessed on the button next to the flash pop-up button)

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Thanks, things are getting clearer now!


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Not so much an idiot's guide, but this is what I referenced when I first got my E520. The article refers to the E510 but the menus are pretty much the same:

http://www.wrotniak.net/photo/43/e510-sett.html

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Thanks again, some reading to do.


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