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08-17-2017, 02:46 PM   #1
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K3 ii Interval shooting with mirror lock up

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I am wanting to shoot using the built in interval function, but also use the mirror lock to avoid shake. Can this be done or are there any other solutions?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rmagers Quote
Hey folks,

I am wanting to shoot using the built in interval function, but also use the mirror lock to avoid shake. Can this be done or are there any other solutions?

Thanks

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I think the simplest solution would be to put the camera in live view and select the interval drive mode- then the mirror will be out of your way for good

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I think the simplest solution would be to put the camera in live view and select the interval drive mode- then the mirror will be out of your way for good
Wow... Why didn't I think of that!

Than you. I will give that try. Makes sense to me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
I think the simplest solution would be to put the camera in live view and select the interval drive mode- then the mirror will be out of your way for good
Is this one of the areas where the K-3II differs from the K-3? On my K-3 (firmware v1.30) the camera exits live view with the first interval exposure and does not return until the program is finished. The mirror cycles as usual. I assume this behavior is to extend battery life.

On the K-3, an external intervalometer may be used in conjunction with live view to provide mirror-up intervals, though at the risk of rapid battery depletion. Note that the "sleep" feature must be "off" or set to longer than the exposure interval.


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Is this one of the areas where the K-3II differs from the K-3? On my K-3 (firmware v1.30) the camera exits live view with the first interval exposure and does not return until the program is finished. The mirror cycles as usual. I assume this behavior is to extend battery life.

On the K-3, an external intervalometer may be used in conjunction with live view to provide mirror-up intervals, though at the risk of rapid battery depletion. Note that the "sleep" feature must be "off" or set to longer than the exposure interval.


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I figured that if you put the camera in LV, it would stay there until commanded otherwise. Turns out I was wrong- just tried it out!

But unless you're using a K-1 between 1/90s and 1/180s, mirror shake shouldn't be an issue as long as you have a good tripod.

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I figured that if you put the camera in LV, it would stay there until commanded otherwise. Turns out I was wrong- just tried it out!
I am finding that the "unexpected" is pretty much the norm when trying to hack the edges of some features. Our PF users are very good at asking questions that invoke "edge" and "corner" behaviors.


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