Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Exposure lock, part of Learning the Nikon D600 and D610.
- If you're shooting a subject,…and you want to recompose the frame,…you can take advantage of the auto exposure lock…and autofocus lock button.…This is useful when shooting things like portraits,…or panorama photos because you can…lock the exposure and the focus.…This means that you can get it set for the first shot,…and then move the camera without…changing focus or exposure settings.…The lock button lets you meter and autofocus,…then lock those values in place.…To engage the lock, just press and hold…this button while shooting.…
Normally, holding down the button will…lock both exposure and focus,…but these are options that you can…actually change inside the menu.…Press the menu button and choose the custom setting menu.…Select Category F, controls.…You'll see the ability to assign the…auto exposure lock and autofocus lock button.…Press to the right again.…The default choice is the auto exposure/autofocus lock.…Focus and exposure area are both locked…while the button is held down,…and this is the most standard setting that most people use,…
Want to get up and running even faster? Check out the "Quick Start" chapter to learn how to use your D600 or D610 straight out of the box.
- Powering up and shooting with the scene modes
- Reviewing the lens controls
- Changing image format and size
- Adjusting ISO and exposure compensations
- Using Flexible Program mode
- Shooting in continuous low-speed, high-speed, and quiet-shutter-release modes
- Switching between metering modes
- Shooting with flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look
3. Shooting in Programmed Auto Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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