AE / AF Lock button - Nikon CP5700

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Cooter, Jul 30, 2003.

  1. Cooter

    Cooter Guest

    The user's manual for the CP5700 gives scant details on using the AE / AF
    Lock button on the side of the lens. I gather from what little bit is
    written that one presses the shutter release halfway to achieve the correct
    exposure and focus, then presses the AE / AF Lock button to maintain that
    particular level of exposure and fucus while tending to other business. Am I
    anywhere close to correct? And what does one do to release (unlock) the
    exposure / focus? Finally, what is the supposed advantage of using this
    feature over simply holding the shutter release halfway?

    Cooter, Jul 30, 2003
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  2. Cooter

    Kenwood Guest

    The advantage is for multiple images with the same exposure. Panoramas
    generally look better when you do this. It also makes it easier to stitch
    them together.

    For single exposures where you meter then recompose or focus and then
    recompose, the shutter 1/2 way makes more sense.
    Kenwood, Jul 30, 2003
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  3. Cooter

    Ed Ruf Guest

    I agree,I don't know why this isn't a toggle. I suggest you go to the Nikon
    Tech site and enter this as a question. I've begun doing this with all the
    issues I have with the 5700. It did get my battery grip replaced free under
    warranty so it now works with my PowerEx NiMh 's.

    As far as panos go, do not overlook that there is still an AELock function
    under Exposure options in the setup menu. This locks shutter speed,
    aperture, sensitivity and WB.

    Ed Ruf Lifetime AMA# 344007 ()
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    Ed Ruf, Jul 31, 2003
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