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Jan 14, 2022 19:04:18   #
DOMNAP
 
How does one work around this without switching to manual mode?

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Jan 14, 2022 19:37:44   #
flip1948 Loc: Hamden, CT
 
DOMNAP wrote:
How does one work around this without switching to manual mode?

With the shutter button pressed half way you press the center button on the 4-way joystick and both focus and exposure will lock.

https://onlinemanual.nikonimglib.com/z7_z6/en/06_shooting_controls_05.html

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Jan 14, 2022 19:40:59   #
Mac Loc: Hernando County Florida
 
DOMNAP wrote:
How does one work around this without switching to manual mode?


You can set the programmable buttons using f2 Custom Controls. Check your Owners Manual for the steps for your specific camera.

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Jan 14, 2022 19:47:19   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
DOMNAP wrote:
How does one work around this without switching to manual mode?


Yours must be different from mine.

Ok, in all seriousness, I tend to use M mode most of the time but there are definitely AE lock options on the Z cameras.

What scares you about M mode? One great advantage of mirrorless is with a properly set up EVF you get the image you see in the EVF.

So set the EVF for real view, put it in M, twirl the dials, snap some pics and see how you like it.

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Jan 14, 2022 20:13:42   #
BebuLamar
 
JD750 wrote:
Yours must be different from mine.

Ok, in all seriousness, I tend to use M mode most of the time but there are definitely AE lock options on the Z cameras.

What scares you about M mode? One great advantage of mirrorless is with a properly set up EVF you get the image you see in the EVF.

So set the EVF for real view, put it in M, twirl the dials, snap some pics and see how you like it.


I do use auto but when I need settings different from the meter I use manual mode. I don't use AE lock or EC.

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Jan 14, 2022 23:01:31   #
larryepage
 
DOMNAP wrote:
How does one work around this without switching to manual mode?


The user interface on Nikon professional interface cameras was changed between the D810 and the D500. Location of the metering mode and ISO buttons were swapped, and the AE Lock button was replaced by a slightly relocated Subselector (joystick), along with some other changes. There are a number of options available to program any of several buttons with the AE Lock functionality. Check your manual for specific details.

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Jan 14, 2022 23:57:06   #
JD750 Loc: SoCal
 
larryepage wrote:
The user interface on Nikon professional interface cameras was changed between the D810 and the D500. Location of the metering mode and ISO buttons were swapped, and the AE Lock button was replaced by a slightly relocated Subselector (joystick), along with some other changes. There are a number of options available to program any of several buttons with the AE Lock functionality. Check your manual for specific details.


Nikon professional interface cameras? What is that?

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Jan 15, 2022 00:05:46   #
larryepage
 
JD750 wrote:
Nikon professional interface cameras? What is that?


D200, D300, D300s, D500, D800, D800e, D810, D850. I presume the D2, D3, etc. are the same and switched at some point, and the Z7 and Z7ii are also in this group. I've not used the Dx cameras.

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Jan 15, 2022 05:35:53   #
flip1948 Loc: Hamden, CT
 
larryepage wrote:
D200, D300, D300s, D500, D800, D800e, D810, D850. I presume the D2, D3, etc. are the same and switched at some point, and the Z7 and Z7ii are also in this group. I've not used the Dx cameras.

The D200, D300, D300s, D500 and D2 are all DX cameras.

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Jan 15, 2022 08:38:01   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
JD750 wrote:
Nikon professional interface cameras? What is that?


One in the hands of a professional, silly! Or is it P Mode? I forget!

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Jan 15, 2022 08:52:41   #
AlanW Loc: Upstate NY
 
DOMNAP wrote:
How does one work around this without switching to manual mode?


On my Z6 I set Fn1 AE lock and Fn2 to Spot metering. They work in all modes. There may be other ways to do it but this works well for me.

Alan

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Jan 15, 2022 09:13:25   #
larryepage
 
flip1948 wrote:
The D200, D300, D300s, D500 and D2 are all DX cameras.


Dx is a standard notation for the D2, D3, D4...
DX refers to the sensor format.

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Jan 15, 2022 10:05:45   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
flip1948 wrote:
The D200, D300, D300s, D500 and D2 are all DX cameras.



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Jan 15, 2022 11:30:18   #
dennis2146 Loc: So California/Colorado/Idaho
 
JD750 wrote:
Yours must be different from mine.

Ok, in all seriousness, I tend to use M mode most of the time but there are definitely AE lock options on the Z cameras.

What scares you about M mode? One great advantage of mirrorless is with a properly set up EVF you get the image you see in the EVF.

So set the EVF for real view, put it in M, twirl the dials, snap some pics and see how you like it.


I must be missing something. I saw nothing in the OP's post that indicated he was scared of M mode. Perhaps you can point that out for me/us. What I saw was he wanted to know how to do something without going to M mode. Nothing more than an information request is what I saw.

Have a wonderful day.

Dennis

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Jan 15, 2022 13:59:00   #
SuperflyTNT Loc: Manassas VA
 
You can assign pretty much any button to AE lock.

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