Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Mirror lockup, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
If you're shooting a longer shutter speed then you've probably got your camera…mounted on a tripod. You might even be using a remote control so that your hands…aren't on the camera and introducing camera shake.…If you want to be absolutely sure that you've got as steady a shot as you…possibly can get, you might want to tell the camera to lock up its mirror.…The mirror that we saw earlier in the mirror chamber as it flaps up and down can…introduce a little bit of vibration to the camera.…I'm going to go here into Custom Functions and Custom Function #8 Mirror Lockup.…I'm going to take that off Disable and put it on Enable.…
This changes the way the camera works when I'm shooting.…Now when I press the Shutter button, the mirror goes up, but I have not actually…taken a picture and the mirror is still up.…If I press the button to rest or press the button again rather, now it's taking…my eight second exposure and when it's done the mirror will come back down.…Note that it does stay in Mirror Lockup mode, so the next time I take a picture…
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Will the lessons in this course work with the Canon T3 too?
A: The main differences between the Canon T3i and the T3 are some video capabilities. Other than that, and some minor menu differences, you should be able to use the lessons in this course with the T3 with no issues.
1. Getting to Know Your Canon Digital SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
6. Using Drive Mode and the Self-Timer
7. Using the Exposure Control Options
8. Using More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
What is a scene mode?1m 8s
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Functions
15. Caring for Your Camera
Firmware updates1m 24s
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