How to avoid mirror bounce on your Canon DSLR
Mirror bounce is caused by the mirror flipping up and unsettling the camera just as the shot is about to be taken. Any movement on the part of the camera will cause blurred results in macro shooting, especially when you’re not using the short pulse of light from a flash to freeze motion.
You’ll find that even if you use a remote controller to operate the camera, so that you’re not actually touching it, mirror-bounce will still degrade the sharpness of the results. Your Canon DSLR should feature a Mirror Lock-up facility to fix the problem. Here’s how they work on many current Canon DSLRs…
Avoid mirror bounce on Canon DSLRs
01 Mirror Lock Up
Current Canon DSLRs, apart from the Canon 1100D, have Mirror Lock-up in the Custom Functions menu. Set this to Enable, then do the following…
Select Self-timer with a two-sec delay. This gives the camera a chance to settle. You could also use Mirror Lock-up with a remote control.
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