AE-L button with Spot & Image area on dial
I tried to setup the D800 with AE-L button for either Spot meter or AE-L hold on push and image area on dial ... it looks like it works but find it confusing that on the push of the bottom I only see the Image area displays, but no change in the metering indicating SPOT is used ...but when I do one shot in matrix and one with the button pushed = spot I clearly see the difference.. is this a nikon bug or just a problem with my D800 that neither SPOT nor AE hold are displayed when image area is on the dial function ?
Quite annoying but maybe one needs to just get used to it ?
#1. "RE: AE-L button with Spot & Image area on dial" | In response to Reply # 0clayman Nikonian since 20th Feb 2011Sat 16-Mar-13 03:07 PM
My D700 and D800 operate in the manner that you describe. It would
seem to be a conscious decision on Nikon's part. My guess is that we
are stuck with it.