Question about Instant Cameras

1 Answer

How to use the self timer

Could you give me detailed instructions on using the self timer . Like height of object to sit camera on to take picture?

Posted by on

  • teorner Feb 17, 2008

    how do you set the self timer?

  • Anonymous Jun 29, 2008

    how can i take my photograph while using same camara

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 619 Answers

Hi , recock the film , on the front right somthing crang the knob going down, then put the camera to stand on the flash , aim to the object and press the shooter , then start the gear functioning return to its position .then the camera will by itself.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Don't know what buttons on back of camera are for.


Besides the auto-flash mode, you can select fill flash, flash off, self-timer, and nighttime-view with or without flash.
Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON until the desired indicator appears on the LCD PANEL.
c3015.gif Fill flash and flash off modes remain selected after you take the picture. To cancel the selection, press the mode-selection button or close and reopen the lens cover/flash to return to the auto-flash mode.
Fill flash
c3014.gif When bright light indoors or outdoors comes from behind the subject (backlighting), dark shadows (especially on faces) may occur. Use fill flash to lighten these shadows.
  1. Open the LENS COVER/FLASH to raise the flash and to turn the camera ON.
  2. Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON repeatedly until the FILL-FLASH INDICATOR appears on the LCD PANEL.
  3. Frame your subject within the VIEWFINDER EYEPIECE.
  4. Partially depress the SHUTTER BUTTON. When the FLASH/CAMERA-READY LAMP turns off and the fill-flash indicator on the LCD panel stops blinking, fully depress the shutter button to take the picture.
Flash off
c3013.gif When you do not want to use the flash, especially indoors where flash is prohibited, such as in theaters and museums, or when you want to take twilight scenes or distant subjects that are beyond the flash range, or capture the ambiance of existing light, use the flash-off feature. Use a tripod or place the camera on another firm support, and use high-speed film because the shutter speed in these situations will most likely be slow.
  1. Open the LENS COVER/FLASH to raise the flash and to turn the camera ON.
  2. Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON repeatedly until the FLASH-OFF INDICATOR appears on the LCD PANEL.
  3. Frame your subject within the VIEWFINDER EYEPIECE.
  4. Press the SHUTTER BUTTON to take the picture.
Self-timer with auto flash
c3016.gif Use this feature to include yourself in pictures.
  1. Use the TRIPOD SOCKET to attach the camera to a tripod or place it on another firm support.
  2. Open the LENS COVER/FLASH to raise the flash and to turn the camera ON.
  3. Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON repeatedly until the SELF-TIMER INDICATOR appears on the LCD PANEL.
  4. Frame your subject within the VIEWFINDER EYEPIECE.
  5. Press the SHUTTER BUTTON. The SELF-TIMER LAMP will glow and then blink during the last three seconds of countdown.
    • To cancel the self-timer selection before the shutter releases, close the flash.
    • The self-timer automatically turns off after the shutter releases.
Night-view with flash
c3012.gif In this mode, the camera balances the flash and existing light exposure so you can take beautiful pictures of people at sunset or at night. Use a tripod or place the camera on another firm support, and use high-speed film because the shutter speed at night will most likely be slow.
  1. Open the LENS COVER/FLASH to raise the flash and to turn the camera ON.
  2. Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON repeatedly until the NIGHTTIME-VIEW INDICATOR with flash appears on the LCD PANEL.
  3. Frame your picture in the VIEWFINDER EYEPIECE.
  4. Press and hold the SHUTTER BUTTON for 12 seconds without lifting your finger. Note: If you remove your finger from the shutter button before 12 seconds, the shutter will time out immediately.
  5. After 12 seconds, release the shutter button to take the picture.
Night-view without flas
c3011.gif In this mode, you can capture the natural existing light of city-night scenes or fireworks at night. Use a tripod or place the camera on another firm support, and use high-speed film because the shutter speed at night will most likely be slow.
  1. Open the LENS COVER/FLASH to raise the flash and to turn the camera ON.
  2. Press the MODE-SELECTOR BUTTON repeatedly until the NIGHTTIME-VIEW INDICATOR without flash appears on the LCD PANEL.
  3. Frame your picture in the VIEWFINDER EYEPIECE.
  4. Press and hold the SHUTTER BUTTON for 12 seconds without lifting your finger. Note: If you remove your finger from the shutter button before 12 seconds, the shutter will time out immediately.
  5. After 12 seconds, release the shutter button to take the picture.

Jun 17, 2010 | Kodak Advantix C400AF APS Point and Shoot...

1 Answer

What is mode ?there are some pictures on the screen for using different modes but I don't when I should use them.Can I have a manual?


Mode is a behavior setting for the camera. The most common is "automatic" and this will rely on the camera to adjust settings like shudder speed and focus. But sometimes you need more control...

"Night" - will assume you need a very long shudder speed. while the camera will take pictures in lower amounts of light, you also have to work harder to keep the camera still.
"Portrait" - This mode will adjust the automatic focus assuming that regardless of activity in the background that you want a picture of the object or individual directly in front of the camera
"Video" - Takes low quality video instead of high quality still shots.
"Landscape\Panoramic" - This setting is the opposite of portrait and assumes that the landscape is the main focus of the picture regardless of activity in front of the camera.

Other Modes: Cameras may have other modes that similarly allow for specialized photos. Some examples would be Black and white, color filters, light filtering, and overlays.

Mar 26, 2010 | Samsung Slim Zoom 1150 Point and Shoot...

1 Answer

I can not operate the shutter of my Canon Prima BF-90 Date camera


Whenever I've had the same problem on 35mm SLR cameras it's usually just been due to the camera needing a CLA (Clean, Lubricate, Adjust) service. Over time the shutter button mechanism can get jammed by dirt or simply by sticky dried out lubricant. The fact that your camera works correctly on self timer confirms that the underlying mechanism itself is still OK.

Your Canon Prima BF-90 though is utterly worthless (in pure financial terms) and is a really basic model with fixed focus, no zoom, fixed aperture and just three shutter speeds and a film speed range of just ISO100 to ISO400. It was never designed to be dismantled and serviced so unless you are prepared to use the self timer for every shot the camera is effectively a write off. The camera itself was only designed to last for a maximum of about fifty rolls of film.

This is not all bad news though as you have a number of options available:-

1. Replace the camera: there are millions of other similar models sitting unused in cupboards and drawers and so just ask around or look on your local FreeCycle/Freegle groups and you'll soon have a replacement for free. Almost all charity/thrift shops have a back room full of such models as they're often virtually unsaleable, but if you go that route then expect to pay £5 or $5 as it's to a good cause.

2. As your camera is officially scrap and no professional repairer will touch it you have nothing to lose and valuable experience to gain in attempting a DIY repair. You'll be on your own in this as there are no repair manuals for such a simple model, but if you search the web for camera repair websites then you'll get some general ideas. Your camera is immeasurably simpler than most others so it's a good place to start learning a new skill. As you dismantle, note where everything goes and how it's connected, and clean out any fluff, grit, or dried-out grease. Sparingly re-lubricate as you reassemble using tiny dabs of a high melting point grease.

Personally, I'd suggest pursuing both options as they are both free. Your camera may be very basic but that also means that it's easy to use and reliable. It also means that you concentrate on photography within the camera's limitations and don't get distracted by umpteen settings and gadgets. One of the most useful features of your camera is the large bright viewfinder, and the fact that it looks like an unimpressive model means that thieves aren't interested and people don't behave differently in the way that they do when they see someone with a far more "professional-looking" camera.

Good luck with this; sorry there's no definite guaranteed fix but at least you do have other ways to resolve your problem. If you decide to dispose of your camera please try to ensure that it goes into an electronic waste or plastics recycling bin. I hope that you have still found my reply to be of assistance and in return ask only that you take a moment to rate my answer.

Mar 17, 2010 | Canon Instant Cameras

3 Answers

Where is it? I hve the nikon f75


I have a nikon camera, and they usually lable the timer next to the button. Or they will use a graphic that looks like a clock and has a little hand on it,

Nov 29, 2009 | Nikon Instant Cameras

1 Answer

Hello, I am a high school student in Photo 2. I just got a Canon EOS 3 and i can not locate my self timer. Please help.


Hi uour manual tells you how to set self timer on page 87. If you do not have the manual here it is on link below. Click link and what for manual to load it mignt take a couple of mins.

http://www3.canon.de/images/pro/fot/slr/geh/file/EOS_3_eng_toc.pdf


Good Luck

Sep 27, 2009 | Canon Instant Cameras

2 Answers

Black screen


Not to worry, this a very simple problem. Your display is set to off. All you need do is set it back on. And this is how you will do it.
To the right of your screen where you have your buttons, look for the display button. Below it is usually labeled DISP. Press this button again and again and watch as the screen display changes. At one of those instances it goes blank/off, but at the others it displays the view in deferent manners. Stop at any of those display options where it shows the view.

Sep 04, 2009 | Canon Instant Cameras

1 Answer

Self timer for the nikon n55


Press the self-timer button just to the right of the LCD panel and confirm that the self-timer icon appears. Press the shutter release halfway to focus and meter. Press the shutter the rest of the way to activate.To cancel, either turn the camera off or press the self-timer button until the self-timer icon disappears.

You can get a manual at http://www.butkus.org/chinon/nikon.htm

Jul 13, 2009 | Nikon Instant Cameras

1 Answer

Instruction manual for settings on a Nikon F2?


Set the film speed with the dial on top of the Photomic unit. Lift the chrome ring and turn so that the film speed is next to the little red arrow.
Yes, the aperture is set by the lens ring. And if you have one of the older finders which uses the prong meter connection, whenever you mount a lens you must turn the aperture ring all the way to the highest number, then back to the lowest number. For old-timers, this is known as the "Nikon twist". It tells the meter system what the widest aperture of the lens is so that it can measure light properly at full aperture.
Yes, the shutter speed is set by the dial on top. The Photomic meter sits on top of it, so you read the shutter speed from the scale on the side of the Photomic dial by the mark on the back.
The other buttons on the front are the lens release button (left side as you hold the camera), DOF preview (button just under shutter release), mirror lock-up (lever ring around DOF button) and self-timer (long lever at bottom).
The T-L ring serves to protect the shutter release from accidental push. If you lift the ring and turn the mark to L, the shutter release is Locked. If you lift and turn to T, it prepares the shutter for Time operation, where the shutter remains open when released without holding the button down as you do at the B speed setting.

Finally, the most help: you can download the manual for free (donation requested, and worth it) at http://www.butkus.org/chinon/nikon/nikon_f2_photomic/nikon_f2_photomic.htm

Feb 08, 2009 | Nikon Instant Cameras

1 Answer

Canon EOS rebel s


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

Dec 02, 2008 | Instant Cameras

Not finding what you are looking for?
Instant Cameras Logo

Related Topics:

215 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Instant Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96577 Answers

JOHN TOPLISS

Level 2 Expert

135 Answers

Ric Donato

Level 2 Expert

225 Answers

Are you an Instant Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...