Shooting with the exposure fixed – AE LOCK
You can lock the exposure before recomposing the image. This is useful when the contrast of
the subject and its background is extremely high or you shoot a backlit subject.
1 Target the subject for which you want to meter the exposure, then press AE LOCK.
The exposure is fixed and the
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2 Recompose the image and press and hold the shutter button halfway down.
The focus is automatically adjusted.
3 Press the shutter button fully down.
• AE LOCK is canceled if you release the shutter button or have shot an image. When you want to
retain the exposure for the next shot, press and hold the AE LOCK button, then shoot the next image.
z Shooting techniques
The camera automatically adjusts the exposure according to the subject. If you change the composition of
your shot, the exposure may be changed, such as by changes in the brightness of the background. In such
cases, use the AE lock function. You can shoot freely, regardless of the brightness of the subject.
1 To determine the exposure, measure the exposure of the desired portion of the subject using
either center-weighted metering or the spot metering function.
2 Press AE LOCK to lock the exposure, and then recompose the picture and shoot.
Portion of the image used to
determine the exposure
AE LOCK button