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dougstroudphoto

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dougstroudphoto Registered since 25th Jul 2012
Sun 09-Sep-12 07:37 PM

Does the D700 allow for once the AE/L button is pressed to lock and hold the setting after releasing the AE/L? I have searched all the different functions but have not been able at this point to find the setting or combination to allow for this function.

niksi

Kranj, SI
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#1. "RE: AE/L ?" | In response to Reply # 0

niksi Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jul 2006
Sun 09-Sep-12 08:10 PM

Hi, Doug,

It is very easy. You can set the behaviuor of AE-L/AF-L button in the f7 (Assign AE-L/AF-L button) custom settings menu.

For your purpose select f7 and then "AE-L/AF-L button press" submenu. In the submenu select "AE lock (Hold)" or "AE lock (Reset on release)" setting. Both lock the AE value when AE-L/AF-L button is being pressed, but the first setting holds the value until you press AE-L/AF-L again, while the second one holds the value until you press shutter release or until the meter switches-off or you press AE-L/AF-L again. Very useful seting, I use it all the time.

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briantilley

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briantilley Gold Member Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003
Sun 09-Sep-12 08:15 PM

Niko is quite correct - check pages 325 and 320 in the D700 manual for more details.

Brian
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dougstroudphoto

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#3. "RE: AE/L ?" | In response to Reply # 1

dougstroudphoto Registered since 25th Jul 2012
Sun 09-Sep-12 09:58 PM | edited Mon 10-Sep-12 06:01 AM by briantilley

Thanks Niko- that works!

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