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    D800E MUP & Shutter Delay/timer

    Another newbie question. Is there anyway to use MUP with the built-in self-timer? Fiddled around for about an hour and cannot seem to figure it out. Trying to do this without the remote release timer.

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    Re: D800E MUP & Shutter Delay/timer

    Doesn't the mirror lift at the beginning of the self-timer period? Why would you need to lift the mirror manually?

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    Re: D800E MUP & Shutter Delay/timer

    Nope, the timer is just that...a delay before shutter release which includes the mirror up/down.

    I am looking for either shutter button release --> Mirror up --> delay -->shutter release or shutter button release --> mirror up --> shutter button release again --> delay --> shutter release

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagsiva View Post
    Nope, the timer is just that...a delay before shutter release which includes the mirror up/down.

    I am looking for either shutter button release --> Mirror up --> delay -->shutter release or shutter button release --> mirror up --> shutter button release again --> delay --> shutter release
    I think the MC-36 is the best way to ensure vibration free mirror up pics.

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    Re: D800E MUP & Shutter Delay/timer

    The camera can do this - In had used this on the test samples I supplied. It´s a bit buried in the menue, but when you set it to the delay, this is what happens: mirror goes up, delay, shutter releases, mirror goes down.
    There may be an additional switch for Mirror up, but it definitely is possible.
    And _ hint: this is not the self timer !

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    Re: D800E MUP & Shutter Delay/timer

    The D800 automatically raises the mirror when you use a delay, so no need to switch to MUP mode. Very practical.

    For a remote I can absolutely recommend the Vello Wireless Shutterboss. A tad big, and has the most stupid name ever invented, but it's an excellent remote that's super nice to use with a backlit screen. Works with just about any non-exotic camera as well, you just need a $7 (IIRC) cable. Vello Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote RCW-N1 B&H Photo Video

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    D800E MUP & Shutter Delay/timer


    Stefan and Jan are right, here's just a bit more detailed explanation.

    When working on a tripod with fixed subjects you can combine the Exposure delay, d4 in the Custom Setting Menu, with setting the Release Mode dial (top left) on Self-timer (and having the Self-timer delay, c3 in the Custom Setting Menu, set at e.g. 2 or 5 seconds).

    It gives the tripod time to stabilize after you touch the shutter, and you avoid shake from the mirror slap.

    I have d4 and c3 in MY MENU, that makes it very easy to turn on and off or change the delay.

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    Re: D800E MUP & Shutter Delay/timer

    Quote Originally Posted by Steen View Post
    Stefan and Jan are right, here's just a bit more detailed explanation.
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    It gives the tripod time to stabilize after you touch the shutter, and you avoid shake from the mirror slap.

    I have d4 and c3 in MY MENU, that makes it very easy to turn on and off or change the delay.
    Ah, thanks so much. I figured it would be somewhere Cheers...

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    Re: D800E MUP & Shutter Delay/timer

    Oh, I should warn you too - make sure to turn VR off with the shutter delay. Even if it works fine on a tripod or other support the VR timer is 2-3 seconds. The VR engages when you hit the shutter and raise the mirror. Then it disengages right when the shutter opens, resulting in massive blur.

    If you use the delay and see unexplainable blur, you probably left VR on.

    (Actually I saw this on the D7k, haven't checked the D800... maybe it works better.)

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    Re: D800E MUP & Shutter Delay/timer

    Thanks for that tip Jan...I'm sure that would have been a head scratcher...

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