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Mirror Slap in Live View Mode on Nikon

Live View mirror slap can ruin your images, so use mirror lockup with Live View if your Nikon camera supports it. The D3x does not (unless Nikon were to issue a firmware change). The D3s does allow mirror lockup with Live View.

This discussion applies to the D3x/D3, and perhaps others. Page 91 of the Nikon D3x manual describes Live View and its options. The 12MP Nikon D3s solves some of the issues found with the 24MP Nikon D3x.

Blurred images

Improper use of Nikon Live View can blur your image.

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Mirror lockup (top), Live View exposure (bottom)

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