Self-timer operation, Using the eyepiece cover – Canon EOS D30 User Manual
The self-timer is convenient for group photographs. You can use it in any Easy Shooting mode
or Creative mode. We recommend using a tripod when you use the self-timer.
Select the self-timer.
), and turn
dial to select
Focus on the subject.
Make sure the in-focus indicator
the exposure setting are displayed.
Take the picture.
Press the shutter button down fully.
The beep sounds as the red-eye reduction
lamp operates, and the picture is taken
after 10 seconds.
First 8 seconds:
Slow beeps and the lamp blinks slowly.
Last 2 seconds:
Faster beeps and the lamp stays on.
While the self-timer is operating, the LCD
panel shows the number of seconds
remaining until the picture is taken.
To cancel the self-timer, press the
You can set the beep that indicates the subject is in focus and the beep that
indicates the self-timer is operating to On or Off. (→120)
When using the self-timer to photograph only yourself, lock the focus (→62) on
an object at about the same distance as where you will be.
You can use the Remote Switch RS-80N3 (sold separately) or Timer Remote
Controller TC-80N3 (sold separately) to take a picture when you are away from
Do not stand in front of the camera when you press the shutter button to start the
self-timer. Doing so prevents the camera from focusing on the subject.