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Canon® EOS Rebel XSi/450D Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Using the Self-Timer

If you want to set a short delay before your picture is taken, you can use the self-timer. Press the Drive/left cross key button and then press the right cross key to select from either the 10-second self-timer (which also can be used with the optional RC-1/and RC-5 infrared remote controls), 2-second self-timer or Self-timer: Continuous, which allows you to press the up/down cross keys to specify a number of shots to be taken (from 2 to 10) once the timer runs its course. (See Figure 1.15) Press the Set button to confirm your choice, and a self-timer icon will appear on the Shooting Settings display on the back of the Rebel XSi. Press the shutter release to lock focus and start the timer. The self-timer lamp will blink ...

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