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Old March 1st, 2012, 08:19 AM   #1
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NX5 AE lock.

I feel really thick (dumb stupid) Ive only just got delivery of my NX5 which I think is excellent and I am enjoying very much.
However, I've not had much time to play with it and am going out on jobs trying to learn on the go. :-(

I need some help with getting an AE lock. looking through the threads here I have seen the fully manual option of setting shutter and iris manually but id there not an option to get and auto reading then lock it off?

can I adjust the AE shift button?

Sorry to ask but I'm feeling a little foolish.

David
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Old March 1st, 2012, 10:40 AM   #2
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Re: NX5 AE lock.

First, read the manual several times. I would certainly practice a bit before using on a job. Lots of opportunity to mess up !!! There is lots of information on setting Picture Profiles in this area and also make sure macro focus and anti flicker are OFF. Focus is also very critical.

As with most Sony's if you move the auto/manual switch to manual everything can still be in auto !!! Manual just means you have the option of setting manually !!! Until you actually switch each parameter they are in auto !! That means WB, gain, shutter and iris must all be set to have full control. If one is in auto ( an A will appear next to the parameter in the LCD ) the camera is still in auto controlled with the parameter left in auto. When no "A" appear next to all the parameter in the LCD you are in control. You can of course press any of these buttons and reset that parameter to auto momentarily to get the camera to use auto for an exposure check. There is no AE HOLD or Lock as on some of the older Sony's you have to manually set all the parameters you want.

You can assign AE shift to a button with the parameter set in the menus.

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Old March 5th, 2012, 10:48 AM   #3
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Re: NX5 AE lock.

Thank you Ron. I'm really sorry, but I was sure I had replied to this thread earlier. Thanks for your advice. I unfortunatly didnt have any opportunity to mess about with the camera before going live. Non visual people always think that it a 'pick it up and it works' kind of world!

I pretty much figured that its a manual camera and that is just a slight alteration to my workflow.

thanks again

David
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