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You can lock the exposure when the area of focus is to be different from
the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at
the same exposure setting. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure,
then recompose and take the picture. This is called AE lock. It is
effective for backlit subjects, etc.
Focus on the subject.
Press the shutter button halfway.
The exposure setting will be
Press the <A> button. (0)
The <A> icon lights up in the
viewfinder to indicate that the
exposure setting is locked (AE lock).
Each time you press the <A> button,
the current autoexposure setting is
Recompose and take the picture.
If you want to maintain the AE lock
while taking more shots, hold down
the <A> button and press the shutter
button to take another shot.
* When the lens’s focus mode switch is set to <MF>, AE lock is applied to the
center AF point.
A Locking the ExposureK
AE Lock Effects
AF Point Selection Method (p.116)
Automatic Selection Manual Selection
AE lock is applied at the AF
point that achieved focus.
AE lock is applied at the
selected AF point.
AE lock is applied to the center AF point.
AE lock is not possible with bulb exposures.