AE-L works in Auto mode

Brjlk

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Just found that out. In Auto mode, tap & hold on the part of the screen you want to do the metering. AE-L will lock. Did you know about that?

I always thought it is not possible to have any user control in Auto mode.
This is a nice finding for me as it is possible to control exposure with HDR on. HDR is not available in Manual mode.
It is a sort of semi-Auto mode on the V20 imo.
 
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Just found that out. Tap & hold on the part of the screen you want to do the metering. AE-L will lock. Did you know about that?

I always thought it is not possible to have any user control in Auto mode.
This is a nice finding for me as it is possible to control exposure with HDR on. it a sort of semi-Auto mode on the V20 imo.

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Thanks! Nice finding
 

Jeremiah Bonds

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I thought you already found it :)

This would be particularly useful when shooting scenes under strong sunglight & with dark shadows. HDR will help & you have the choice of metering on the dark or light areas.
Haha I might have accidentally accessed it once or twice
 

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Haha I might have accidentally accessed it once or twice
I also found that accidentally: I was doing an AE-L thinking I was in Manual mode. When that worked, I was wondering where all those settings like Iso, Focus, WB etc have gone. Then I happily realized that I was in Auto mode. BTW, I checked the manual, this is an undocumented feature.
 

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I just tried this and it's an AE and AF lock. Great for recomposing shots after getting it locked, but it won't refocus.
 

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