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  1. #1
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    D40X self timer?

    Hey,

    A good friend of mine has just bought one of these cameras and wants to learn a bit about photography. We've had a play with his camera, trying to get used to how it shoots etc, however I have a few questions on operation:

    For nights capes I like to use the 2 second delay, but with the D40X we have to keep selecting the 2 second timer. How can we set it so it STAYS on the 2 second timer?

    How can you set the Aperture in Manual mode? (sorry this is from a Canon user) The only way it works for me is if I go to AP mode, change it, then back to M?

    We're heading out tonight to shoot some cityscapes would be handy if we could figure this out.

    Cheers


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  2. #2
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    Re: D40X self timer?

    Not sure if you have a manual for it if not here's a download for it...

    http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/...en_noprint.pdf
    Alan

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    Re: D40X self timer?

    The manual should be able to help.

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  4. #4
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    Re: D40X self timer?

    I've read the manual to a point, but doesn't show how to 'lock' in the 2 second timer?
    P43 answers my other question

  5. #5
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    Re: D40X self timer?

    I have not seen a D40X, but see page 77 about Fn 11, where the Fn button can trigger self timer? Sounds like it could work.

    FWIW, the D40X is a bit less versatile in this timer respect than most other models. Other timers are generally just turned on and then always present if enabled. And most accept a shutter release cable which can be a very inexpensive timer that will do many things. But the D40X only seems to offer the IR remote release.

  6. #6
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    Re: D40X self timer?

    Thanks guys, yeah we can't actually get the 2 sec timer to stay but the IR remote works fine, so will keep that.

    Images preview works great - I couldn't imagine using a camera now without it. The D40X takes pretty good shots, just need to source some better lenses for my friend What's the Nikon 50mm ƒ1.8 like?

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    Re: D40X self timer?

    Quote Originally Posted by NCHANT View Post
    Thanks guys, yeah we can't actually get the 2 sec timer to stay but the IR remote works fine, so will keep that.

    Images preview works great - I couldn't imagine using a camera now without it. The D40X takes pretty good shots, just need to source some better lenses for my friend What's the Nikon 50mm ƒ1.8 like?
    Very good....You will need the 50mm F1.8 G AF-S
    Alan

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    {The watermark is part of my images....Helps stop people STEALING them.....}

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