How to handle spot-metering not linked to AF point?

Started May 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
Severian The Lame
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Re: How to handle spot-metering not linked to AF point?
In reply to jwiegley, May 15, 2012

+1

jwiegley wrote:

Don't focus and recompose, AE-lock and recompose, then use your selected AF point to focus and shoot. That's what I do.

Set the camera up with "back button focusing" with the shutter half-press set to "AE lock (while button pressed)". Then spot meter with the shutter button half-pressed and held, then focus. The metering will be locked as long as you half-press or fully press the shutter. To keep that meter setting after you shoot make sure you keep the button half-pressed after a shot.

Alternatively, set the shutter button to anything other than AE lock. And set the * button to "AE lock (hold)". In this scenario once you lock with the * it will automatically hold until you press * again.

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