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The mirror is a part in a SLR that diverts light into the viewfinder or other sensors.

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What is the best approch to photographing a mirror or other highly reflective surface?

I have been asked by a client to take some product photographs of some vintage mirrors that they would like to sell and I am struggling with getting good clear shots of the mirrors. As such, what is ...
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Nikon D90 mirror stuck

Suddenly, while taking photos my Nikon D90 turned black and I couldn't see anything through the viewfinder, the result of a locked up mirror as I found out when taking off the lens. The camera display ...
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How does the smaller mirror in APS-C cameras offer these advantages?

As Wikipedia says here The smaller mirror used in APS-C cameras also allows optical elements to protrude further into the camera body, which enhances the possibilities for wide angle and very wide ...
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Are mirror lenses good for wildlife photography in daylight?

I've recently seen these Rokinon/Opteka mirror lens with whooping focal length (like 500mm, 600mm, 800mm, 1000mm) at a cheap price. And I have seen some of their same pictures in Flickr and vendor ...
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How can I fix a broken SLR Mirror?

I have an Olympus OM-1 which I've been using as a backup camera for my film Canon Rebel. However, when the mirror trap became stuck "up" in the Olympus, I tried gingerly to pull the trap back down. It ...
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AF mirror not flipping on Canon 350D [duplicate]

My Canon 350D is no longer raising the AF mirror when it takes a photo. Instead, it looks like this when the mirror flips up. This results in a photo that is half black due to the sensor being ...
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Why does Nikon D90 makes strange sound and shifts Mirror in Viewfinded Eyepiece after Shutter-release button is pressed

Recently I have noticed that my Nikon D90 makes a strange sound and sort of shifts mirror up if you look at the viewfinder eyepiece after you release the shutter-release button. If you try to shoot ...
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How to shoot a reflection in a ball bearing without appearing in it? [duplicate]

I am trying to shoot a reflection of a bearing in a round metal ball. The problem is that in order to photograph the reflection, I am always in the shot. I'm shooting on a white background, and I am ...
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Why does the D3100 mirror flip in live view?

Reading around everywhere, some people say the D3100 flips the mirror down and up before opening the shutter again when using live-view, and other people says it doesn't (which would be preferable as ...
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Mirror vs Lens: do either or both invert the image?

Answers to this other Question on photo stackexchange have prompted me to seek clarification on this. consider for example the following images: Original scene How a mirror "sees" it (flipped ...
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Pros and cons of using mirror lock-up?

I read that it is a good idea to use mirror lock up to avoid camera shake. What are to disadvantages of using mirror lock up? I enjoy street photography, using a Nikon 28-70 mm lens and where ...
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How does a DSLR's mirror mechanism work?

I'm wondering how the mirror in a DSLR or SLR camera is flipped up (and back down again) when a photo is taken. Is this mirror typically actuated by a motor, magnet, spring and gravity, or something ...
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Which is better to use : Mirror or totally reflecting prism?

I'm designing a stereoscopic system to capture 2 images at the same time one for the right eye and one for the left eye. To take a photo through a reflecting system, which one is the best choice of ...
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Mirror Picture Set Up

I test a lot of beauty products and give advice to other women about my experience. I would like to take a photo of me looking in the mirror using the products. So basically the picture will show the ...