Go­ing steady

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IT’S dif­fi­cult to get sharp im­ages when shoot­ing ex­treme close-ups or when us­ing a long tele­photo lens – even with the cam­era on a tri­pod. Mirror-bounce is the cul­prit. It’s caused by the re­flex mirror flip­ping up prior to the ex­po­sure. This can jar the cam­era, giv­ing blurred re­sults. ‘Mirror lockup’ is a func­tion avail­able on most Canon cam­eras. En­able this and, if you’re not us­ing a re­mote con­troller, also se­lect a two-sec­ond self-timer de­lay. When you press the shut­ter but­ton, the mirror will flip up but the shut­ter won’t open un­til two sec­onds later.

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