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Old Feb 7, 2005, 1:48 AM   #1
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I have been playing with the focus button, to enable focussing on a select area and then point to several areas within my frame to meter the light, lock the one I think will be ok with 1/2 shutter press then do a final frame compose, finaly fire the shutter.
Does anyone use the Focus button at times. its not ideally located you need to get the thumb across and keep eye onto the EVF.
Focus and exposure do need to be separated at times as Focus /Exposure using the 1/2 shutter press has limitations in normal AE mode.

I think the it would be good if there was a multi exp comp.
ie -1/3 -1/2 -2/3 EV or in the plus direction if so desired.
Often to want to brkt in ONE direction to get best highlights.

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Old Feb 7, 2005, 2:48 AM   #2
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one must use the focus button if the person is taking IR pics.
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Old Feb 7, 2005, 4:09 AM   #3
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I have been playing with the focus button, to enable focussing on a select area and then point to several areas within my frame to meter the light, lock the one I think will be ok with 1/2 shutter press then do a final frame compose, finaly fire the shutter.
Does anyone use the Focus button at times. its not ideally located you need to get the thumb across and keep eye onto the EVF.
Focus and exposure do need to be separated at times as Focus /Exposure using the 1/2 shutter press has limitations in normal AE mode.

I think the it would be good if there was a multi exp comp.
ie -1/3 -1/2 -2/3 EV or in the plus direction if so desired.
Often to want to brkt in ONE direction to get best highlights.
Now you are talking I use manual focus all the time. Place the left side of the camera in the palm of your lefthand. Place your thumb on the manual focus button and allow the rest of your fingers to caress the barrel.

I use AE mode almost all the time unless I doing action shots.

I set my exposure bias to -1/3

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one must use the focus button if the person is taking IR pics.
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Old Feb 7, 2005, 11:48 AM   #5
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I sometimes use the focus button of my FZ3, for example when I'm shooting a panorama.
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