I'm planning to set up a long-running timelapse system to capture the view from my new office building. The problem is, other people work near me, and I don't want to disturb them with camera sounds every 30/60 minutes.
I'm setting this up on a budget, so I would love to use the old D70 I have lying around. Is there a way to lock the mirror and still take pictures? After framing the shot initially, I have no need for the mirror. With the mirror locked, the camera should be very quiet.
If that won't work, is there an affordable camera that accepts F mount lenses? I already have a good lens for this task. If I get a new camera, a good bracketing mode is needed. The camera doesn't need to be a Nikon as long as there is a mount adapter available.
Side note: I'd rather not use a sound-proofing blimp since space is also an issue.
Thanks for any input!