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Worth fixing Non MLU?


Link Posted 20/03/2014 - 12:19
Okay, so I posted a question about my broken 6x7. The repair guy said it'll be 300 to fix. My only question is if it's worth fixing? It's a non MLU (mirror lock up) camera, and i paid $112 for it on Ebay. I can return it if needed.

I guess at what point will the camera produce shaky images from not being able to have it locked up?



Link Posted 20/03/2014 - 13:19
You can feel the mirror slap on those and it may well affect certain shutter speeds, hence the introduction of bodies with mirror up facility.

Some reviewers at the time felt that there wasn't much of a problem, but it sounds as though this one is getting a bit expensive for its age.

Perhaps you'd be better off with a MU version or the newer 67 models.
Best regards, John


Link Posted 20/03/2014 - 18:35
Whether it's worth fixing is a personal choice (and depends on the currency the 300 relates to some extent) the cameras are less sought after than the MLU models.

So far I've not used the MLU on my 6x7 or 67 and have acceptably sharp handheld shots at 1/30th (no obvious signs of shake - neither mirror/shutter/camera shake - on the transparency with an 8x loupe). Doesn't mean it'll work all the time, but it isn't something I'd worry about. I haven't used it on a tripod at all - it might be more useful in that scenario though.

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