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How do you start the timer when the camera is set for a self-portrait?

I can follow the instructions in the manual up to the step that shows a finger pressing something. What is it pressing? How do I start the timer?

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To start the self-timer, press the shutter release button as usual.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

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    jdemoss8525 Jan 19, 2013

    Well, if I pressed the shutter release "as usual" I would press it all the way down. I finally discovered on my own that the answer is to press it only part way. Thanks anyway.

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SOURCE: Self-timer light stays on

Salt Water is like the Acid in a car battery...once you drop a camera in the ocean its basically Done! Salt water is a conductor of electricity and will short out parts of the circuit board(s). The best thing you could have done was take it apart and have the circuit boards Sonically cleaned by a jeweler or a place that has the capability to sonically clean electronics. This involves Total disassembly of your camera however. Sometimes its not worth it.Sounds like you still have some salt residue inside the contacts that tell the camera that the self timer switch is "made" or Shorted.
Some CRC Electronic cleaner may work as well...thats the easiest solution. Take it apart and Drench the boards, Contacts with Electro cleaner. Thats where I would start if you can remember how to put things back together.

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SOURCE: ow do I set the self timer so I can take a self

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d90/users-guide/menus-custom-timers.htm#c3 http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d90/users-guide/controls-top.htm
check out these two links. they'll help you teach how to set self timer. njoy!! :)

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In the shooting mode, press cursor-right (marked with a one-handed clock). Each press of the button cycles through the different self-timer modes. Start the self-timer by pressing the shutter release button.

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In Shooting mode, press the MENU button to bring up the Recording menu. Select Drive Mode. Choose the two-second or ten-second delay as desired. Start the self-timer by pressing the shutter release button.

Full details are in the manual under "Self-Timer" (page 58 in my copy).

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In the Recording menu, select [Drive Mode]. Select one of the delay modes, 2-second or 10-second, then press the MENU button. Start the self-timer by pressing the shutter release button.

It's all in the "Self-Timer" section of the manual (page 58 in my copy).

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In the REC mode, press [MENU]. On the "REC" tab, select "Self-timer" and then press right. Use up/down to select the timer type and press [SET].

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Yes there is .......page 47 of the manual shows you how .... its an option on the drive mode in the startup menus.

http://safemanuals.com/user-guide-instructions-owner-manual/KONICA%20MINOLTA/DIMAGE%20Z1-_E

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Used for self-portraits, the self-timer will delay the release of the shutter for approximately ten seconds after the shutter-release button is pressed. The self-timer is set on section 1 of the recording menus (p. 44).

With the camera on a tripod, compose the picture so the subject is within the focus frames. Press the shutter-release button partway down to lock the exposure and focus (1). Press the shutter-release button all the way down to begin the countdown (2).

Because focus and exposure are determined when the shutter-release button is pressed, do not stand in front of the camera when taking a self-timer image. Always confirm the focus with the focus signals before beginning the countdown
(p. 25).

The self-timer is counted down on the monitor. During the countdown, the self-timer lamp on the front of the camera (3) will start to blink and is accompanied by an audio signal. A few seconds before the exposure, the self-timer lamp will blink rapidly. The lamp will glow steadily just before the shutter fires.

To stop the countdown, slide the zoom lever to the left or right. The self-timer drive mode is reset to single-frame advance after the exposure. The audio signal can be turned off in section 2 of the setup
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Set the SCN for portrait within SCN settings.

Set the timer: The button logo is a clock. Once set press the picture button and the camera will automatically start countdown.

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This command dial setting, which looks like a clock, is the self-timer mode. Turn the dial to this setting and press the shutter release. The camera will start beeping or playing a tune and will take a photo about 10 seconds later. You can cancel the timer by switching the camera to another mode (or turning it off) before the picture is shot.

Note that the timer mode is the same as P mode with the 10 second timer. There’s no way to operate the camera in, say, Av mode with a timer - something of a limitation. There’s also no way to change the time value.

Self-timer mode is commonly used for two things. First, it lets you take self-portraits - or group shots including you - if you put the camera onto a tripod. And second, it’s useful for slow shutter speed shots where camera blur might be a problem - you can put the camera onto a tripod and take the photo without risking camera shake caused by your finger pressing the shutter release. In either case it’s best to focus on the subject first and then switch the lens to manual focus mode once you’re satisfied. This avoids the problem of the camera autofocussing on the wrong thing when it takes a photo unattended.

Note one detail. Normally when you take a photo you’re looking through the viewfinder and your face is therefore covering it. However, in self-timer mode the viewfinder is left uncovered and stray light can enter the camera, possibly throwing off the internal light meter. So when using the timer it’s wise to cover the viewfinder with something. Some camera straps include a plastic cover on one end that can be used to cover the viewfinder. Or you could put a grey or black plastic film canister cap over it if you have one around - they fit nicely. The one time this isn’t necessary is M mode since you’re setting both aperture and shutter speed manually

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The instruction manual is quite poor. Once you have decided which option you would like (2 or 10 seconds) you must go back to the main menu to select which drive mode you would like. Single is default. From single, you can select self-timer, which will activate it for your next shot. The drive mode will always reset back to single after every shot so you'll need to set this up for every self-timed shot.

Happy shooting!

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