Quote Originally Posted by Carol
Can anyone suggest a couple of 35mm cameras with mirror lock-up for me please? I'm looking for a second hand camera with mirror lock-up, some manual settings, bulb and as not too battery reliant. I need a couple of suggestions as the choices in my area are liable to be limited. Any help appreciated.
Sounds like an Alpa 11 (11e, 11el, or 11si) . The only thing the battery is for is the meter, and a typical battery will last for 10+ years. Mirror lockup is a slide switch on the side of the camera lens mount, and the 11 series all have nice clear portions of the viewscreen that work well for astro photography.

And you can get converters so you can mount T-mount, M42, Nikon, Lieca and Canon mount lens, besides native Alpa mount.