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    Quote Originally Posted by GRHazelton View Post
    I have an LX; a delightful camera. The only design flaw I've encountered is the lack of an exposure lock in the auto-exposure mode. The sticky mirror can be fixed, unlike the lack of an exposure lock.
    Actually, an exposure lock on a LX is not necessarily because of the exposure metering system. The LX measures the reflected light from the film surface and does it DURING exposure and ADAPTS the exposure rate at the same time, by this it is the neck plus ultra of real time exposure and metering. Why should you want an other exposure if the one that the camera uses is accurate on the very real moment of the exposure? When compensation is needed then there is an exposure compensating device that works perfectly. Exposure lock? Never needed that on my, indeed, delightful LX, sorry…

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    Quote Originally Posted by leicam5 View Post
    Actually, an exposure lock on a LX is not necessarily because of the exposure metering system. The LX measures the reflected light from the film surface and does it DURING exposure and ADAPTS the exposure rate at the same time, by this it is the neck plus ultra of real time exposure and metering. Why should you want an other exposure if the one that the camera uses is accurate on the very real moment of the exposure? When compensation is needed then there is an exposure compensating device that works perfectly. Exposure lock? Never needed that on my, indeed, delightful LX, sorry…

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    Exposure lock is an absolute must for me when using an AE camera.

    Imagine photographing someone standing on a heap of coal in a snowy landscape: Real time reading off the film isn't going to stop the camera from possibly metering off the snow or the coal....

    Yes, I could compose and then see what's in the area covered by the meter, then guess what the compensation may be, then dial in the compensation (in the case of most cameras taking my eye away from the viewfinder) and finally remember to turn it off afterwards. With AE lock, you can meter off a middle tone (or the coal or the snow, if you prefer) and lock it in an instant.
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