When the contrast between the subject and background is high, such as when shooting a backlit subject or a subject near a window, meter the light at a spot where the subject appears to have the appropriate brightness and lock the exposure before shooting. To reduce the brightness of the subject, meter the light at a spot brighter than the subject and lock the exposure of the entire screen. To make the subject brighter, meter the light at a spot darker than the subject and lock the exposure of the entire screen.
- MENU → (Custom Settings) → [Custom Key(Shoot.)], then assign the [AEL toggle] to the desired key.
- Adjust the focus on the spot at which the exposure is adjusted.
Press the button to which the [AEL toggle] function is assigned.
The exposure is locked, and (AE lock) lights up.
Focus on the subject again and press the shutter button.
- To cancel the exposure lock, press the button to which the [AEL toggle] function is assigned.
- If you select the [AEL hold] function in [Custom Key(Shoot.)], you can lock the exposure as long as you are holding down the AEL button. The [AEL hold] function cannot be assigned to the [Left Button] or [Right Button].