How to Lock the Mirror Up in the Nikon D800 Camera


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Locking the mirror up

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. To engage Mirror-Up mode on D800, I turn my release dial over here to MUP or MUP.

To use it I work with my camera as normal, set my exposure, frame my shot, half-press the shutter button to meter, and then press it the rest of the way, and I don't get a shot; instead what you just heard is the mirror going up. And notice my hand is completely off the camera now, so the mirror is locked up. If I press the button now, the shutter opens a...

Locking the mirror up
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Locking the mirror up provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting with the Nikon D800

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