Fe lock – Canon EOS D30 User Manual
FE (flash exposure) Lock obtains and locks the correct flash exposure reading for any part of
a subject. FE Lock is a function in the Creative zone.
Make sure the
icon in the
viewfinder is on.
In the Creative zone, press the
to pop up the built-in flash.
Focus on the subject.
Focus on the subject you want to lock the
flash exposure on.
Place the center focusing point over
the subject, and press the
icon lights in the viewfinder.
The Speedlite fires a preflash and records
the required flash output for this subject in
In the viewfinder, the display appears as
shown in 1 for 0.5 seconds, then changes
Each time you press the
preflash fires, and the FE lock is applied at
the required exposure level.
Take the picture.
Compose the shot and take the picture.
In this picture, the FE lock was applied
over the subject’s face, then the shot was
recomposed and taken as shown. The
subject was exposed correctly without
being affected by the background
If the subject is far enough away to cause underexposure, the
icon will blink in
the viewfinder. Move closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 – 4.
Using the Built-in Flash