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Old Feb 26, 2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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As a matter of usefulness ,what do you people out there find the most useful.
To have to AEL/AEF button set to AEL only, AEF only or AEL/AEF combined??
I'll be interested in you replies.
I have mine set at AEF at the moment because I always have my shutter button focus lock turned off, because if I leave it on, with the D5000 it messes up the exposure of the live view shots .
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G'day Eve

I guess that the answer to this one will vary depending upon the style of images we tend to go for

I do lots of panoramas, so for me the AEL is more important than AFL ... I want to have a consistent exposure across 8-12 images, but still allow the camera to focus on the material in front of the lens

Also - from time-to-time, I recognise that the meter is being negatively-influenced by something bright/dark in the frame, so I rotate the camera a bit sideways get a meter reading and lock it in, before returning to my shooting position to take the photo
[I know that I could also do a regular meter reading then play with the EV +/- button to achieve the same result]

Does this help at all??
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I leave it on AEL, but to be honest, I haven't had occasion to use it in recent memory.
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I leave it on AEL, but to be honest, I haven't had occasion to use it in recent memory.
Same here. I just don't use the button all that often.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 7:07 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies, yes that does help O T.
On my previous cameras I never used this facility, I used to use the shutter button half press AE lock but on the D5000 unfortunately if I go over to a LV shot with the shutter button AE lock set to on it messes up the exposure on the successive shots.If I take a shot say 15th at F4 in poor lighting then the next shot in Sunlight it will come out very over exposed and vice versa. I thought it was a fault when I bought the camera and went back to the shop. They told me that is what it does and I need to have the shutter button AE lock deselected when using LV ??. Hence the use of the AEL/AEF button.I know I can keep selecting and deselecting the SB AEL but what a pain plus I'm bound to forget.
I hope this has been put right on the D5100?
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I use it as my focus button on my D5000.

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G'day Eve

Thx for the update on what you are using AEL for ... and on your camera is certainly does seem 'a bit of a pain'.
I know that LV on most SLRs is also a poor copy of the LV that a fixed-lens superzoom gives its user, but even so, I would say that whatever settings were played around with while using LV shoun not be carried fwd to another shooting session

Maybe try a qwik power off/on between LV mode & normal mode and see if that will nullify the settings from the LV session

Hope this helps
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