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Old Feb 4, 2006, 12:03 AM   #1
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Thanks folks. I read that one can use the shutter (curtain Lock) to minimise any shakes in the camera whilst shooting. I have tried using this device but instead I seem to come up with a longer exposure and no pictures? I am I doing something wrong. I hope I have made myself understood. Regards. Jaki.
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Old Feb 4, 2006, 6:10 AM   #2
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Is this question so dumb that no one can answer it? Or is eveyone one holidays.:G
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Old Feb 4, 2006, 7:18 AM   #3
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Is this question so dumb that no one can answer it? Or is eveyone one holidays.:G
Did you want to mean mirror lock?

The only 'curtain' locks I know of are the T or B position which dSLRs normally do not have - except the sensor clean function... which is not meant to take any pictures.
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Old Feb 4, 2006, 5:12 PM   #4
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I agree with NHL, do you mean Mirror Lock Up?

That helps improve sharpness when using low shutter speeds. It doesn't really help with faster shutter speeds, and it has downsides. When the mirror is locked up it blocks your view (you can't see through the view finder) so I find that if I'm shooting at lower than around 1/50 or so I use it (if I'm using a big lens with a steady subject.)

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Old Feb 5, 2006, 5:56 AM   #5
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Yes, mirror lock :G that is what I meant. I had a feeling had said it wrongly.
Thanks Eric and NHL for bailing me out. Angels indeed. Ok, that is enough to go with. Regard. Jaki.
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You have to press the shutter twice for this feature:
o Once to bring the mirror up
o and the second time release the shutter

-> Problem is when you hit the shutter the 2nd time around you also 'bump' the camera which is what you're trying to prevent with locking the mirror up in the 1st place!!!

So people normally use the timer function or a remote to release the shutter without touching the camera... when the mirror is folded up.
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Thanks NHL for the additional information. Better informed now. Jaki. :G
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