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Use the self-timer when you want to be in the picture.
Press the <R> button. (9)
Look at the LCD panel and turn the
<6> dial to select <j>.
Focus the subject.
Look in the viewfinder and press the
shutter button halfway to check that
the focus confirmation light is on and
the exposure setting is displayed.
Take the picture.
Look through the viewfinder and
press the shutter button completely.
The beeper will sound, the self-timer
lamp will blink, and the shot will be
taken about 10 sec. later. During the
first 8 sec., the beeper beeps slowly
and the lamp blinks slowly. Then
during the final 2 sec., the beeper
beeps faster and the lamp stays lit.
X During the self-timer operation, the
LCD panel counts down the seconds
until the picture is taken.
Do not stand in front of the camera when you press the shutter button to
start the self-timer. Doing so will throw off the focus.
Use a tripod when you use the self-timer.
To cancel the self-timer after it starts, press the <R> button.
When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself, use focus lock (p.79) for
an object at about the same distance as where you will be.
You can also silence the beeper. (p.99)