Canon EOS 5D Mark III Instruction Manual (en)

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Although using the self-timer or Remote Switch can prevent camera 
shake, using mirror lockup to prevent camera vibrations (mirror shock) 
can also help when you use a super telephoto lens or shoot close ups 
(macro photography).
1
 Set [Mirror lockup] to [Enable].
 
Under the [z1] tab, select [Mirror lockup], then press <
0>.
 
Select [Enable], then press <
0>.
2
 Focus the subject, then press the shutter button 
completely.
X
The mirror will swing up, and the <2> icon will blink on the LCD panel.
3
 Press the shutter button completely again.
X
The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down.
2
 Mirror LockupN
 
In very bright light such as at the beach or a ski slope on a sunny day, 
take the picture promptly after mirror lockup.
 
Do not point the camera toward an intense light source, such as the sun 
on a sunny day or an intense artificial light source. Doing so may 
damage the image sensor or the camera’s internal components.
 
If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure, 
keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb 
exposure time). If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer 
countdown, there will be a shutter-release sound, but no picture will be taken.
 
During mirror lockup, shooting function settings and menu operations, etc. are disabled.
 
Even if the drive mode is set to continuous shooting, only one shot can 
be taken.
 
You can also use the self-timer with mirror lockup.
 
If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up, it will go back down 
automatically. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again.
 
For mirror lockup, using a tripod and Remote Switch RS-80N3 (sold 
separately) or Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 (sold separately) is 
recommended (p.187).
 
You can also use a remote controller (sold separately, p.188). Setting the 
remote controller to a 2-sec. delay is recommended.