The AE/AF LOCK Button
The AE/AF LOCK button can be used to lock exposure or focus.
Locking ExposureLocking Exposure
Position the subject in the focus frame and
press the AE/AF LOCK button to meter expo-
Keeping the AE/AF LOCK
button pressed, press the
shutter button halfway
to focus. Focus and ex-
posure will remain locked while the shutter
button is pressed halfway, even if you later
release the AE/AF LOCK button.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 as desired to refocus
before taking the picture.
Recompose the picture.
Keeping the shutter button pressed halfway,
recompose the picture.
Adjusting zoom ends AE lock. AE lock is not avail-
able with Intelligent Face Detection.
Locking FocusLocking Focus
If AF LOCK ONLY is selected for v AE/AF-LOCK
BUTTON in the setup menu (P 99), pressing the
AE/AF LOCK button locks focus. If AE/AF LOCK is
selected, both focus and exposure will be locked.
If AE&AF ON/OFF SWITCH is selected for k AE/AF-
LOCK MODE in the setup menu (P 99), exposure and/
or focus will lock when the AE/AF LOCK button is pressed
and remain locked until the button is pressed again.