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Bravozulu Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jun 2012Thu 02-Aug-12 04:17 PM
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"Exposure Lock/Spot Metering"


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Two questions:

Now that I've dedicated my AE-L button to Back Focus, is my only option for accomplishing Exposure Lock depressing the Shutter Button half-way?

I sure wish there were 2 Fn buttons on the camera. That would be a natural if I didn't have Fn assigned to Spot Meter. It seems to me that Spot Meter can only be assigned through the Custom Menu. Hitting the Metering Button and spinning the Rear Command Wheel only cycles through various degrees of area metering. But not true Spot Meter.

Is my understanding of that correct?

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ChrisPlatt Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jun 2011Thu 02-Aug-12 05:43 PM
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#1. "RE: Exposure Lock/Spot Metering"
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Actually, hitting the metering button and spinning the command dial cycles the camera through all metering modes - matrix, center weighted, and spot metering, so you don't have to assign the FN button to spot, though that may be handy if if you frequently switch to spot metering and back.

Good news - you can use the Preview Button on the bottom right of the lens mount area as another FN button and program it with the same options that are available to the FN button. So you do have two FN buttons.

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Bravozulu Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Jun 2012Thu 02-Aug-12 07:03 PM
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#2. "RE: Exposure Lock/Spot Metering"
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Right. I guess I can live without Preview for a short time. My current thinking is that I should simply go ahead and assign Spot Meter to the Fn button in only one of my saved user modes.

I think it would mostly come in hand for User 1, where I've stored Menus/Settings useful for family and travel. U2 and Saved Settings are for portraits and product Macro shots where a tripod is in use and there's ample time to fiddle and adjust. Thanks.

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