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5D3 and mirror lockup with TC-80n3
« on: December 23, 2013, 05:14:43 PM »
I'm not sure if this is possible, but, on the 5D3, taking a photo with mirror lockup is a 2 step affair - pressing the shutter button flips the mirror up, pressing the button a second time takes the picture.

Is it possible to lock the mirror up once and take subsequent shots after that?  I'm thinking of my old mechanical film cameras (F-1, EF) where the mirror lockup button would do just that.

My reason for asking is that using the TC-80n3 timer (say, taking a shot every 30 seconds) kicks up the mirror, but not the picture. Maybe I'm doing something wrong here?
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5D3 and mirror lockup with TC-80n3
« on: December 23, 2013, 05:14:43 PM »