Set AE-L button to AF-ON Question

Started Jul 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
Edmund17
OP Edmund17 Regular Member • Posts: 290
Nice summary, Mako……… thanks!

There are several advantages indeed and I had never considered the “full-time manual focus” so I hope my 18-200VRII has this feature, I’ll try it today….

For now I’m getting best results with the following settings:

1: AE-L button = AF-ON
2: a1 & a2 = Release

3: a3 = off (but I have to reconsider this setting next time I shoot hummingbirds)
4: a5 = off
5: ISO = Auto ISO: ON / Max: 3200 Minimum Shutter Speed: 1/60
6: d3 = Show ISO / Easy ISO
7: FN button = AE Lock (hold)
8: Focus = AFC with 9 points Dynamic area
9: a1= release, yes
10: a6 = 11 points
11: AF mode = AFC / 9 points.
12: Picture Control = NEUTRAL / Contrast +1 / sharpness-> +4

13: b5 Fine Tune Optimal Exposure: -2/6 in all (M, C & S) (although I still not decided during low light, night scenes.etc.)

14: Picture Control = Neutral
15: Color Space = sRGB
16: Active D-Lighting = Normal
17: High ISO NR = Normal
18: Image Quality = always RAW / 14bit

These are mostly the Ray Soares recommended settings but he’s using better glasses so I’ll keep testing to find out what works better with my 18-200.

Still need to optimize settings when shooting birds, birds in flight, etc.

Ed.

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