Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-19-2013, 06:24 AM   #1
New Member

Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 5
AE and AF connect

Hi all..pardon me if I haven't posted this right..a newbie in forums...

but I read in a separate forum about AE and AF connected or separated function with K30. I cant seem to follow their discussions since im relatively a novice in photography but I was keenly interested how these two functions being manipulated could help/assist in the type of photography that those can be applied to...e.e portrait, landscape shoot/

thank you very much

novice K30 user

09-20-2013, 12:55 AM - 1 Like   #2
New Member

Join Date: Feb 2013
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 19
If you have the English version of the manual you will want to take a look at pages 94 and 167.
Basically the AF/AE-L button (default is AF auto focus) allows you to set either the exposure or the focus for the picture you are going to take. If you set it to AE-L (as soon as I learned of this I changed the default to Auto Exposure-Lock) then it locks in the exposure allowing a half press of the shutter release button to be your auto focus. This means if you want to set your exposure and recompose and/or set your focus and recompose, you can. There is a you tube video that might help explain it and many other features of a dslr.
(15 features of your dslr that every photographer should know) As a novice K30 user myself, this type of video along with the user manual have been amazing. The more I discover, the more I realize how good a choice I made in getting the K30!
This helps in uneven lighting situations, when you have something, light like a wedding dress, beside something dark like a tuxedo you can point the camera more towards the wedding dress, set the exposure using the AE-L button, then recompose and autofocus on the couple and take the picture with the exposure set to the dress. Or if you are in a room with lots of windows, point your camera slightly down to get them out of the exposure metering, set your exposure and bring it back up to take a photo of the room rather than overexposing because of the windows. For landscapes it is great for setting your exposure to the mountain meadow rather than the bright sky behind it.
Hope this helps.
09-25-2013, 04:31 AM   #3
New Member

Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 5
Original Poster
Wow!! thats something im learning..and I thank you very much for your help on this...

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
ae, ae and af, af, k-30, k-50, k30, novice, pentax k30, pentax k50, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
K5 Segment Metering with AE-L with AF Locked set ON, AE linked to AF Point set ON WightWalker Pentax K-5 14 12-05-2012 10:30 AM
Question about AF Active area and AE metering AroundTokyo Pentax K-30 & K-50 5 11-03-2012 08:28 AM
Link AF point and AE ? johngs Pentax DSLR Discussion 31 02-04-2009 03:00 AM
Link AF point and AE fontku Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 11 04-02-2008 08:48 AM
Link AF Point and AE Soligor Pentax DSLR Discussion 3 03-21-2007 06:39 PM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:53 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]