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Old Sep 11, 2006, 12:24 AM   #1
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It gives an option for 3sec, 10sec(default), and 30 sec. Just wondering what changing the setting would do. No info in the manual of how it affects shooting.

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Old Sep 11, 2006, 10:31 AM   #2
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It is for AE-L (AE lock) function, i.e. how long the current locked AE value stays. If you don't use AE-L button, it has no effect to you.
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 12:40 PM   #3
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It doesn't directly affect shooting. With the DS, anyway, it changes how long (3, 10, or 30 seconds) the camera's meter remains on when you half-press and then let up the shutter release button. Also, the time-out for the AE lock function is twice that setting once you let up the buttons.

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