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

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Self-Timer

The Rebel XSi has a built-in self-timer with 10-second and 2-second delays. (Remember that the 10-second timer can also be used with a remote control and is marked with a “remote” icon in the Drive Mode screen.) Your camera also has a self-timer/multiple setting that allows taking 2 to 10 shots after the delay. All these options were described in Chapter 2.

Activate the timer by pressing the Drive button (left cross key) and pressing the left/right cross keys to choose one of the three self-timer icons. Press the Set button to confirm your choice. Then, 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 ...

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