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Old Apr 24, 2008, 6:36 AM   #1
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Ihave noticed that on one review of the D60, it is mentioned that it doesn't have mirror lock up. I am curious to know how, if it is the case, can the sensor be manually cleaned. Or are Nikon confident the the inbuilt system will ensurethe sensorwill never need cleaning.
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Old Apr 24, 2008, 8:07 AM   #2
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There are 2 types of mirror lock up. I suspect the D60 has a mirror lock up for cleaning the sensor. The other use of lock up is for long exposures on a tripod. In this case the shot is set up as normal then the mirror is locked up then the shutter is opened for the exposure. This prevents vibration caused by the mirror flipping up as the shutter opens.

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Looking at the manual http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-in...l/NIKON/D60-_E# it can be done, go to pg160 and onwards.

It just seems that it can't be used for tripod shooting only cleaning. I could be wrong and don't have time to read the entire manual.
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It's nikon's solution to their fragile D40 and D70 DSL camera's.
Seems that the mirror/shuttersystem could easily break when dropping the camera.

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It's nikon's solution to their fragile D40 and D70 DSL camera's.
Seems that the mirror/shuttersystem could easily break when dropping the camera.
I'm not sure where you've heard this info. All Nikon DSLRs have mirror lockup for sensor cleaning, even the pro rated shutters of the D3, D300 etc. It has nothing to do with sensors being fragile....you just need a way to get to the sensor to clean it....without mirror lockup, the mirror would be in the way.
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