How to Customize the Shutter AE Lock Button on Canon Rebel T6?

How to Customize the Shutter AE Lock Button on Canon Rebel T6?

The autofocus feature is initiated by default when using a Canon flip screen DSLR Rebel T6/1300D. It is operated when you half-press the shutter button. Also, to lock the auto exposure button, you have to press the AE lock button. If you are an amateur learning about the basic settings of camera, it is important to know about the proper functioning of AE lock button and autofocus of Canon Rebel T6 /1300D. If you wish to capture images perfectly, you should also know about how to customize the lock buttons.

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When using the Canon vlogging camera DSLR Rebel T6/1300D for the first time, you should try to configure the buttons properly. For this, you have to change the settings of Mode dial to Tv, Av, and P. However, details of the shutter buttons are detailed in the following part.

How AE and shutter buttons work?

  • Shutter AE lock or AF – To use this button, you have to press the shutter ae or af button half that will automatically lock the auto exposure option. To start autofocus, you have to press the AE lock button. However, this function is just the opposite of the default setup option.
  • AF/AE lock – The AE lock is the default setting of this Canon vlogging camera Rebel T6/1300D. The autofocus function starts just by pressing the shutter button half. To lock the auto-exposure feature, you have to press the AE lock button.
  • AF/AF Lock, No AE Lock – To start the autofocus and exposure function, pressing the shutter button in Canon flip screen DSLR Rebel T6/1300D will do. However, to lock the focus function, you have to press the AE Lock button.

How to learn the skill of capturing subject correctly using the AF Lock function?

The focus and exposure options are designed in such a way that it prevents focus issues when planning to capture the perfect image using your Canon vlogging camera Rebel T6/1300D. Even when you use the AI Servo mode, the autofocus function in the camera works. It starts to adjust the focus of the image from the time when you half press the shutter button on your camera and continue to press it until the image has been captured. Therefore, this function of the Canon flip screen DSLR Rebel T6/1300D is the best one when you have to capture moving objects. There is one problem when using this feature. In case a moving object comes close to your focused subject, then the camera may capture the moving object by mistake. So, you have to hone the skill of capturing the right subject even when there are moving objects near it.    

However, to deal with this difficulty, you can initiate the autofocus option by using the lock options given in the Canon camera. To use the lock option correctly, you have to half-press the shutter button. However, before you capture the image, you have to press the AE Lock button that will stop the autofocus option from adjusting the focus on the subject. As soon as you restart the button, it will restart the autofocusing. The exposure on the subject will be set when you capture the image.

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How does the AE/AF lock works?

In the Canon flip screen DSLR Rebel T6/1300D, the AE/AF Lock mode starts when you half-press the shutter button. But if you wish to continue with the autofocus function even in the AI Servo mode, you should hold the AE lock button. This is perfect in case your subject is moving and stopping now and then. Therefore, the exposure will be set when you are about to capture the image.  

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