AE/AF Lock Button - should I be using it?

Started Jan 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
camerosity Senior Member • Posts: 1,335
Re: AE/AF Lock Button - should I be using it?

BandofBrothers wrote:

Just to 100% clarify something - does holding the shutter button half-way down do the exact same thing as if I set the AE/AF button to AF-L

i.e. Holding down the shutter half-way and then recomposing and shooting is okay? as holding down the shutter button half way locks the focus ?

It does as long as you toggle that option ON in the menu. It is OFF by default when the camera comes out of the box. I turned this option ON and prefer it that way.

AE hold with shutter half press set to ON (metered by pointing up at the sky):

Nikon 1 V1 with 10-30mm kit lens

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