How to Use the auto exposure lock Nikon D800


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Using the auto exposure lock

There will be times where you'll want to shoot multiple frames with different compositions but use the same exposure settings for each shot. Panoramas are the most common situation where you'll encounter this problem. The Exposure Lock control lets you meter a scene and then lock that exposure in as you take multiple shots. This is the Auto Exposure Lock button on the D800. The thing to understand about it is that it's also an Auto Focus lock. That's what AFL stands for. Now I'm in Single Servo Autofocus mode right now, which means that this button is pretty much useless, because exposure and focus lock are the same things I get on my Shutter button.

So for example, I could frame a shot, half-press the button to focus and meter, and then reframe my shot, press the button the rest of the way, and shoot it with that original focus and metering. That's exactly what this button would do. So, it's not actually that useful. But if I change to Continues Servo Autofo...

Using the auto exposure lock
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Using the auto exposure lock provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting with the Nikon D800

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