AE Lock and Re-Composing.

kmeinhart

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Now I typically use Single Point Focusing, (Multi never gives me the right focus point) I Focus on my subject by a half press, then re-compose and shoot. While I Spot focus my subject do i need to AE lock at the same time? I do this always, but do i need too? I was wondering if by depressing the shutter half way, there's a way it can hold my AE Lock as well as keep my focus point when i recompose and shoot. I have a canon T1i.

I've tried back focusing, but did not like it, should I? How many of you use back focusing? also How many use Single Point focusing.
 

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Depends on the lighting. If there's a difference between your subject and whatever your camera is pointing at after you've recomposed, then you probably want to use the AE-L. If there's not much difference then it might not matter so much. Most modern cameras have settings to lock both AF and AE with the half-press if you think that'd be easier. I personally like having the option of controlling that with the separate button since usually I like to meter for the whole scene in my VF.
 

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