Using the self-timer, Jusing the self-timer – Canon EOS 60D User Manual
Use the self-timer when you want to be in the picture. The <Q> (10
sec. timer) can be used in all shooting modes.
Press the <R> button.
Select the self-timer.
While looking at the LCD panel, turn
the <6> dial to select the self-timer.
Q : 10-sec. self-timer
: 2-sec. self-timerN
Take the picture.
Look through the viewfinder, focus
the subject, then press the shutter
You can check the self-timer
operation with the self-timer lamp,
beeper, and countdown display (in
seconds) on the LCD panel.
Two seconds before the picture is
taken, the self-timer lamp will stay on
and the beeper will sound faster.
Using the Self-timer
The <k> 2-sec. self-timer enables you to shoot while not touching the
camera mounted on a tripod. This prevents camera shake while you
shoot still lifes or bulb exposures.
After taking self-timer shots, you should check the image for proper focus
and exposure (p.190).
If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter
button, attach the eyepiece cover (p.124). If stray light enters the
viewfinder when the picture is taken, it may throw off the exposure.
When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself, use focus lock (p.56) on
an object at about the same distance as where you will stand.
To cancel the self-timer after it starts, press the <R> button.