D90 - Mirror Lockup? Work around?

Started Oct 24, 2008 | Discussions
Aaron400d Regular Member • Posts: 123
D90 - Mirror Lockup? Work around?

Hi,

From what I have read, the D90 does not have mirror lockup feature. I'm not refering to the mirror lock for cleaning sensor mode, rather mirror lockup for vibration reduction when doing tripod work (night time exposures, macro etc).

For those of you who own a D90 have you found any work arounds?

Another question. If you have the Live View mode active (mirror is flipped up sensor live, contrast AF); when the shutter opens at the moment photo is taken does the mirror return back up for next shot (e.g. does live view return)?

Thanks for the responses.

Miwa Contributing Member • Posts: 842
Re: D90 - Mirror Lockup? Work around?

Aaron400d wrote:

From what I have read, the D90 does not have mirror lockup feature.
I'm not refering to the mirror lock for cleaning sensor mode, rather
mirror lockup for vibration reduction when doing tripod work (night
time exposures, macro etc).

Custom menu D10: "Exposure Delay" This delays the shutter release until about 2 seconds after the mirror has raised. The D90 also has a gentler mirror slap than the D70S and D50.

Another question. If you have the Live View mode active (mirror is
flipped up sensor live, contrast AF); when the shutter opens at the
moment photo is taken does the mirror return back up for next shot
(e.g. does live view return)?

Yes.

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Ajit Natarajan Forum Member • Posts: 95
Re: D90 - Mirror Lockup? Work around?

Aaron400d wrote:

From what I have read, the D90 does not have mirror lockup feature.
I'm not refering to the mirror lock for cleaning sensor mode, rather
mirror lockup for vibration reduction when doing tripod work (night
time exposures, macro etc).

There is a variant of mirror lock up in the D80 and the D90. The D80 has a delayed exposure mode where the mirror is flipped up 0.4 sec before the shutter is opened. In the D90, this delay has been increased to 1 sec. The delay enables the vibrations caused by the mirror flip up to die down before the shutter opens.

BrunoS Contributing Member • Posts: 928
Exposure Delay (0.4 sec) plus 2 sec. timer...

On the D80 I use Exposure Delay (0.4 sec) and the 2 sec. timer. On a tripod this should be enough to avoid vibrations from pressing the shutter release and the mirror flap. My basic Pentax always does Mirror Lock Up when using the timer but those guys are sharp.

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