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The manual for the K10 is available at
pp.77-79 details operation of the self-timer.
Basically, use the "Fn" button to bring up the menu. Press up on the four-way controller to select Drive Mode. Then you have two self-timer options. The first sets up a 12-second delay. The second is a 2-second delay.
Unfortunately, the manual offers no other method for setting a self-timer time.
If you are talking about date and time, that starts on p.56 in the manual. Basically, enter the menu system in Playback mode, choose Set-up, choose Custom setting, then select the Date setup option. There are a series of options there for formatting and setting the day, month, year, hour, and minutes.
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
No.. someone sent me copies of photos of the mechanism. In my case, the little level that controls the aperature is not going back into place but no one seems to know how to take it apart and reset it. I will eventually take it apart very carefully (you know how springs just jump out at ya). When I do I will post it. Don't hold your breath right now as I'm recovering from surgery but I expect sometime towards the end of the month.
Posted on Jul 03, 2008
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You aren't supposed to leave the timer cocked for long
periods, probably because it could wear out the timer spring (similar to the
reason you aren't supposed to store the camera for long priods with the shutter
I thought that you set the timer by rotating the timer lever
90 degrees or more counter clockwise (when looking at the front of the camera).
The further you rotate the timer, the longer it will run. Moving the timer
lever exposes the start lever underneath the timer. Pulling the timer lever
counter clockwise (it starts out pointed straight up) will start the timer, and
putting the start lever back in it's original position will stop the timer.
Once the timer is stopped it is possible to take a picture by releasing the shutter normally, the timer can be restarted, or the timer can be reset for a longer time. After the timer is stopped it should be restarted and allowed to count down to zero before the camera is stored. I'm almost certain that the timer can only fire the camera if the shutter is already cocked, so it is safe to release the timer and let it run down any time that the camera is not cocked.
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