How program AE works on the EOS 1D

Article ID: ART101135 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 11/04/2015


How program AE works on the EOS 1D


1. Select <P> on the LCD panel.
  • Hold down the <MODE> button and turn the <> dial to select <P>. then let go of the button.

2. Focus the subject.
  • Look through the viewfinder and aim the Area AF ellipse over the subject. Then press the shutter button halfway.
  • The AF point which achieves focus flashes briefly and the focus confirmation light <> in the viewfinder lights at the same time. At the same time, the green focus confirmation light <> in the viewfinder is displayed.
  • The exposure setting will be displayed on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder.

3. Check the display.
  • The shutter speed and aperture value will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel.
  • As long as the shutter speed is not blinking, the exposure will be correct.
- 4. Take the picture.
  • Compose the shot and press the shutter button completely.

  • If "30" and the maximum aperture blink, it indicates underexposure. Increase the ISO speed. Or use flash.
  • If "8000" and the minimum aperture blink, it indicates overexposure. Decrease the ISO speed. Or attach a neutral density filter to the lens.
  • If automatic AF point selection has been set, all the AF points that achieve focus will light.

  • P stands for Program.

  • AE stands for Auto Exposure.

  • If the focus confirmation light <> blinks, the shutter will lock and a picture cannot be taken.

  • You can freely change the shutter speed and aperture combination (program) while retaining the same exposure. This is called program shift. To shift the program, press the shutter button halfway and turn the <> dial until the desired shutter speed or aperture is displayed. After you take the picture, the program shift will be canceled.



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