How to Effectively Use the Self-timer on the Nikon D800


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Using the self-timer

Most people have used a self-timer on a camera. You balance the camera on a rock or something, and you point it at your friends, and then you set it off and you try and run back and get in the frame and look natural before the camera takes a picture. To use the self-timer, just spin the dial around the little Self-Timer icon here. By default, it's set to a 10-second timer. So, I would half-press the Shutter button to autofocus, just like normal, and then press it the rest of the way to start the timer, which has an incredibly annoying beeping sound that it makes.

The other thing that's going on here is the autofocus assist lamp is flashing in time with the beep. And as you heard there at the very end, it speeds up for the last second or two before it takes the shot, so that lets you know that it's about to go off. I can customize the self-timer in some very cool ways. If I go here into my menu, into the Custom Setting menu--that's a little pencil--category C Timers, and Auto...

Using the self-timer
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Using the self-timer provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Shooting with the Nikon D800

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