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Canon EOS 40D Guide to Digital Photography by David D. Busch

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Self-Timer

The EOS 40D has a built-in self-timer with 10-second and 2-second delays. Activate the timer by pressing the AF-DRIVE and spinning the Quick Command Dial until either of the two self-timer clock icons appear on the LCD status panel. Press the shutter release button halfway to lock in focus on your subjects (if you’re taking a self-portrait, focus on an object at a similar distance and use focus lock). When you’re ready to take the photo, continue pressing the shutter release the rest of the way. The lamp on the front of the camera will blink slowly for eight seconds (when using the 10-second timer) and the beeper will chirp (if you haven’t disabled it in the Shooting menu, as described in Chapter 3). During the final two seconds, ...

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