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    I really hate this mirror pre fire feature it's a problem not a feature. Most of my cameras have MLU but I never use that feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chan Tran View Post
    I really hate this mirror pre fire feature it's a problem not a feature. Most of my cameras have MLU but I never use that feature.
    Your camera needs a CLA. Getting better with use usually means the lube has thickened.

    The mirror pre-release takes a deliberate action to accomplish. Just depressing the shutter button will not do it; the camera will go through the whole cycle.
    On a healthy camera, the shutter button must be "flicked' very rapidly. The flick depresses the the button for a fraction of a second, enough to release the mirror, but the button goes back up before the rest of the cycle can commence.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    I know that but my camera is ok now. But if you can do the trick to me it means a design problem rather than a feature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chan Tran View Post
    I know that but my camera is ok now. But if you can do the trick to me it means a design problem rather than a feature.
    Not a problem- a characteristic. If the machine works well, and reliably, which the Pentaxes certainly did and still do, how is it a design problem? It takes a deliberate action to trip the mirror but stop the rest of the cycle. Operated normally, it works normally.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    I've only managed to have the sort-of MLU once, on an MX which I think had probably been sitting in someone's wardrobe for decades (judging by the batteries in the flash it came with - they hadn't leaked but had a Duracell logo I hadn't seen for years). Hasn't done it since, and neither have any of my other Spotmatic-derived cameras (Spotty, KX, and another two MXs).
    Matt

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