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Registered: ‎09-13-2013

is it true you can't automatically set the timer to take a picture directly from the camera?

i have an eos60d canon and can't set a timer to take a picture of a group with me in it. is that true. i have a rebel and it can do it?

 

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Registered: ‎07-08-2013

Re: is it true you can't automatically set the timer to take a picture directly from the camera?

Hi, audrc!

The EOS 60D does, in fact, have a self-timer feature.  In any shooting mode, you can press the DRIVE button and choose either a 10-second self-timer or a 2-second self-timer.  Pressing the shutter button will commence the countdown.

More information on this feature can be found on page 82 of your camera's instruction manual.

We hope this helps!

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Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: is it true you can't automatically set the timer to take a picture directly from the camera?

Sure you can.  

 

You can also pick up the very inexpensive Canon RC-6 remote control.  This simple remote has a switch allowing you to use the remote to take a picture either (a) instantly or (b) take an exposure after a 2-second dealy.

 

The 2-second delay mode allows you to be in the photo, press the button on the remote, then "hide" the remote before the camera takes the photo -- so that you don't end up with a photo of you pressing the button on the remote.  ;-)

 

 

Tim Campbell
5D III, 5D IV, 60Da
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