Exposure Control, Iris Lock

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Exposure Control
Manual exposure adjustment is recommended in the
following situations:
When shooting using reverse lighting or when the
background is too bright.
When shooting on a reflective natural background
such as at the beach or when skiing.
When the background is overly dark or the subject
light.
1
Set the Power Switch to “
” while pressing
down the Lock Button located on the switch.
2
Press MENU/BRIGHT. The Menu Screen
appears.
3
Rotate MENU/BRIGHT to select “
”, then
press it.
4
Rotate MENU/BRIGHT to select “MANUAL”,
then press it. The Menu Screen disappears.
“EXP.” and the highlight bar on the exposure
control indicator are displayed.
5
Rotate MENU/BRIGHT towards “+” to brighten
the image, or towards “–” to darken the image.
(maximum ±6)
6
Press MENU/BRIGHT. Exposure adjustment is
complete. The indication “EXP.” and the
highlight bar on the exposure control indicator
go out.
To Return To Automatic Exposure Control . . .
.... select “AUTO” in step 4. Or, set the Power
Switch to “
”.
NOTE:
To Brighten The Subject Quickly . . .
.... press BACKLIGHT. 
 is displayed and the
subject is brightened. If pressed again, 
disappears and the brightness returns to the
previous level.
•+3 exposure has the same effect as the
BACKLIGHT Button.
•Using BACKLIGHT may cause the light around the
subject to become too bright and the subject to
become white.
•Backlight compensation is also available when the
Power Switch is set to “
”.
•Pressing the BACKLIGHT button has no effect
when the exposure 
 is set to “MANUAL” and
the Power Switch is set to “
”.
Iris lock indicator
Iris Lock
Use this function in the following situations:
When shooting a moving subject.
When the distance to the subject changes (so its
size in the LCD monitor or the viewfinder changes),
such as when the subject is backing away.
When shooting on a reflective natural background
such as at the beach or when skiing.
When shooting objects under a spotlight.
When zooming.
When the subject is close, keep the iris locked. Even
when the subject moves away from you, the image
will not darken or brighten.
Before the following steps, perform steps 1 through
4 of “Exposure Control”.
5
Adjust zoom so that the subject fills the LCD
monitor or the viewfinder, then press and hold
MENU/BRIGHT for over 2 seconds. The
exposure control indicator and “
” appear.
Press MENU/BRIGHT. “
” changes to “
and the iris is locked. “EXP.” goes out.
To Return To Automatic Iris Control . . .
.... rotate MENU/BRIGHT to display “AUTO” then
press it in step 4. The exposure control indicator
and “
” disappear. Or, set the Power Switch to
”.
To Lock The Exposure Control And The Iris . . .
.... after step 4, adjust the exposure rotating MENU/
BRIGHT. Then lock the iris in step 5. For
automatic locking, rotate MENU/BRIGHT to
select “AUTO
”, then press it in step 4. The iris
becomes automatic after about 2 seconds.
Iris
Like the pupil of the human eye, it contracts in well-
lit environments to keep too much light from
entering, and dilates in dim environments to allow in
more light.
BACKLIGHT Button
MENU/BRIGHT Wheel
Power Switch