Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/22

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Subject: Re: black 16471 tube? & MLU
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 1997 11:19:14 -0800

At 04:23 PM 11/22/97 +-100, you wrote:
>Dear LUGers,
>Though the use of Visoflex seems old-fashioned 
>to some people, I like it very much because of one thing I was never content
>with with my SLR Camera: The vibrations caused by the mirror even when the 
>whole system is mounted to a tripod. In my opinion, most macro and long
>telephoto pictures suffer from the vibration problem more than from the
>quality of the lens. With the Viso, the soft-mirror-remove mode eliminates
>this problem completely.


This is why late model R cameras have Mirror Lock Up (MLU). R6, R6.2, R7,
R8, and lets not forget the mother ship... the Leicaflex standard.