Assuming I want to take metering of the background and recompose. Do I need to half press shutter and press the AE-L button or can I just press the AE-L button.
If the camera allow to take the metering by pressing the AE-L button. When I recompose the photo and half press the shuttle. Will the AE-L lost?
I go through the D80 manual and it say the half press shuttle can be customize to focus lock only or focus lock and AE-L.