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09-15-2010, 05:15 PM   #1
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Mirror up (MLU) on the K7 - Who's using that ...

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for things other than evening/night shots?

Curious if this method is being used for other-than-low-light conditions.

I browsed through the search engine here on this forum and pretty much all I could find were situations where people used MLU in the dark.

Is there anything else to it?

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I always use it for macro shots when on a tripod.
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I use it always for landscape photography on a tripod and on any subject that doesn't move (also on a tripod)
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I always use it for macro shots when on a tripod.
Why didn't I think of that?That's the reason why I asked ... I had no idea!

Thanks, Adam.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
I use it always for landscape photography on a tripod and on any subject that doesn't move (also on a tripod)
+1 in the form of the 2-sec timer and preferably activated with a remote.
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Pal, pcarfan ... thanks for the tip!

Obviously, I haven't used that mode that much (if at all!)

I've got to get out there and start taking more pics instead of reading about the K5 rumours!

Cheers.

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How noticeable is the difference? Is this something that is generally recommended as a good habit to get into? (under the right situations)
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I also use the 2s delay timer for tripod shots. I never used the actual MLU option, except once to see that it actually works

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Here is the whole story, it's better using mirror lock in the shots longer than 1/60 or even 1/125 sec.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Laurentiu Cristofor Quote
I also use the 2s delay timer for tripod shots. I never used the actual MLU option, except once to see that it actually works
+1..... for landscape, architecture pics
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I also use the 2s delay timer for tripod shots. I never used the actual MLU option, except once to see that it actually works
This going to look like a dumb question: when using the 2s delay timer, can you not also have MLU or does that come automatically?
Gees, I am better go back to read the manual ...!

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Here is the whole story, it's better using mirror lock in the shots longer than 1/60 or even 1/125 sec.

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Thanks ... just finished going over this thread. According to most posters, we don't use this feature often enough.
I also read that one does not need "low shutter speeds" in order to benefit from that feature?

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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
Pal, pcarfan ... thanks for the tip!

Obviously, I haven't used that mode that much (if at all!)

I've got to get out there and start taking more pics instead of reading about the K5 rumours!

Cheers.

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...one can easily get drawn into a new release, I had it bad when they came out with the K-7 and went through a crazy roller coster ride.

The 2-sec timer automatically sets the MLU mode and disables SR, pretty neat on a tripod.....I don't think I've ever used the MLU alone. I even use it for telephoto, if I think I need to crop it later to get as sharp an image as possible.

I hope you get your telephoto lens bud, (Pentax is WAY overdue on this)...I unfortunatley am moving away from telephoto.

P.S: Also, I have to say, with all this care to get sharp shots at 100% view, I have not experienced the shutter blur issue in practical use.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jpzk Quote
This going to look like a dumb question: when using the 2s delay timer, can you not also have MLU or does that come automatically?
Gees, I am better go back to read the manual ...!

JP
From memory, you get MLU with the delay automatically and it's not optional - why wouldn't you want it? MLU immediately lifts the mirror up.
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About any shot I am taking from a tripod using a remote. Just a little better resolution. Why not?
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