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Hi all, my first message to this group. And apologies if this ended up in one person's mailbox; this hasn't appeared so I'm posting it again. I did see somewhere that this is for Leica-M and rf users, and yet my query concerns the Leica R cameras, so I just hope that isn't a rigid requirement. And if it is, I hope I haven't upset anyone with this. OK, the question is this. I have an R5 and an RE and I want to use it/them on a copying stand, with a 60mm Macro-Elmarit-R, both with and without bellows, to photograph flowers close up and very close up, by non-flash illumination, which will require longish exposures. I want to be able to make big prints if I decide to, at least 12 x 18" (pref 20 x 30"!) from the resulting slides (Velvia, and maybe Kodachrome 40 Tungsten if that still exists) and negs. Should I be particularly concerned that neither body has mirror lock-up? Should I be considering selling one body and getting an R6 instead for the mlu feature? (And if so, should I sell a German RE or an early (I think) Portugese R5?). Any opinions, experience or advice welcomed. Joe B.