Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Mirror Lockup mode, part of Learning the Canon 6D.
…The flapping of the mirror on your DSLR camera can really lead to…unwanted camera movement, which usually results in a blurrier image.…One way to minimize this is to shoot from a tripod, and…even further to use the mirror up mode.…In this mode, the camera's mirror is raised.…Once raised, you won't be able to see the viewfinder or…use any of the auto focus commands.…However, live view will continue to work.…The real benefit here is that the mirror is raised, and…then will only close when you take the photo.…
Here's how you use it.…Make sure the camera's in a single shooting drive mode.…Now, press the Menu button.…From the second record screen, choose Mirror lockup and press the Set button.…Choose Enable, and press the Set button to apply the change.…The mirror isn't actually raised yet because you haven't taken a photo.…Half press the shutter button to meter the scene and engage auto focus.…When you're ready,…press the shutter button down all the way to raise the mirror.…Note, you haven't actually taken a picture yet.…
- Taking shots in Auto mode
- Using special scene modes
- Changing image format and size
- Changing ISO
- Adjusting exposure compensation in Program Exposure mode
- Focusing manually or with autofocus
- Changing the shutter release mode
- Adjusting exposure in the 6D
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look at the Canon 6D
3. Shooting in Program Auto Exposure mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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