Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/06/18

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Subject: Re: [Leica] What the hell IS MLU???
From: Bernard <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 15:50:35 +0400

D.Saylan wrote:

> What the hell is MLU. I read the discussion since a while to find in
> anybodies message the written words, or explaination for MLU. Can
> anybody explain to me what MLU is and what it?s for????

<ding ding>

Round Two

MLU means Mirror Lock Up. It's an SLR thing. It locks the mirror up,
such that you can take the shot without the mirror (and diaphragm)
movement and vibration ruining your photo. This is neat for shutter
speeds roughly between 1/15 and 4 sec.

This was all explained at length and in detail, before the thread
happily derailed. Thank you for bringing us back on track by repeating
the original question.

> Deniz Saylan
> Photojournalist

PJ?     Nope, you don't need it. And those who don't need it, aren't
professional, or use an M (says this thread).