Shooting with the AF lock
using Center AF
Even if it is difficult to focus in Center AF
shooting because the subject is not in the
center of the frame, you can focus in this
situation using the AF lock. For example,
when you are shooting two human subjects,
and there is a gap between them, the camera
may focus on the background visible in the
gap. In a case like this, use AF lock to
ensure the subjects are in correct focus.
• When you are using AF lock, you can capture
an image with the correct focus even if the
subject is at the edge of the frame.
a Compose the shot so that the
subject is centered in the AF
range finder, and press the
shutter button halfway down.
First, the focus for the subject you are
aiming at will be adjusted. When the
AE/AF lock indicator stops flashing
and remains on, and there is a beeping
sound, focus adjustment is completed.
AF range finder
b Return to the fully composed
shot, and press the shutter
button fully down.
The shutter clicks, the image will be
recorded with the proper focus for the
• You can carry out the AF lock adjustment
process before you press the shutter button fully