Greetings, still learning the ins and out of my (relatively) new Canon R8. I am struggling with one specific operation, where the behavior is not as expected: Using AE lock in combination with moving the autofocus point. The sequence of steps is as follows:
(1) Point the camera to a well lit area
(2) Press AE Lock (*) to expose for the highlights
(3) Point the camera to a darker subject - exposure remains locked (as expected)
(4) Now I need to move the autofocus point. Since the R8 has no joystick, I must press the 'AF selection' button before I can move the AF point using the 4-way pad. And this is where things go south: As soon as I press the 'AF selection' button, AE exposure is unlocked, reverting back to the "darker" exposure metering.
Am I missing a step where exposure remains locked while moving the AF point?
Thanks for any help.
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Thanks, Bob. At some point, I must have changed that time limit because I have plenty of time to lock exposure, focus, and recompose 🙂 I don't do it a lot, but I do when backlighting is a problem.
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