Using the Mirror Lockup Feature on a Canon 5D Mark III


show more When you are taking long-exposure photographs, any little bump or shake can make the images appear soft and blurry. Even the movement of your camera's mirror flapping up to open and down to close can cause vibrations that will negatively affect your picture. The Canon 5D Mark III's mirror lockup feature solves this problem. In this online video, you will learn all about using the mirror lockup feature and how it works. show less
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Using the mirror lockup feature

When you're shooting an exposure of a second or two long, you want to be very careful to ensure that the camera doesn't shake, so typically, you put the camera on a tripod, and maybe you use a remote control to ensure that your hands don't touch the camera, but even with all of that, the camera can still pick up some vibration from its mirror flapping up and down. Depending on the length of your exposure, that little bit of vibration can cause a softening in your image. Your camera includes a feature that can help you prevent this problem.

The mirror lockup feature is located here in the first shooting menu, down at the bottom of the page. If I just scroll down here, you see that the default is Off. So I'm going to hit the Set button to go in here, and hit Enable, and now I've got my mirror lockup icon; that's supposed to be a little mirror hanging down, and there is an arrow indicating it's swinging upward. So you can just imagine what's happening in the...

Using the mirror lockup feature
Video duration: 2m 20s 5h 30m Beginner Updated Feb 04, 2016

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When you are taking long-exposure photographs, any little bump or shake can make the images appear soft and blurry. Even the movement of your camera's mirror flapping up to open and down to close can cause vibrations that will negatively affect your picture. The Canon 5D Mark III's mirror lockup feature solves this problem. In this online video, you will learn all about using the mirror lockup feature and how it works.

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Photography
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5D Mark III
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