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02-10-2016, 12:12 AM   #1
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645Z - turn off the self-timer?

I'm sure this is a very basic question, but I can't for the life of me work out how to turn off the 2 sec or 10 sec self-timer in a 645Z, other than by switching the camera off and on again (having set up the menu to enable that). Using the self-timer button on the four-way controller allows me to choose a 2 sec or 10 sec self-timer, but not switch back to no self-timer. As I said, I'm sure I'm missing something obvious but can't see anything in the manual that explains this. Any help would be appreciated.


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I'm sure this is a very basic question, but I can't for the life of me work out how to turn off the 2 sec or 10 sec self-timer in a 645Z, other than by switching the camera off and on again (having set up the menu to enable that). Using the self-timer button on the four-way controller allows me to choose a 2 sec or 10 sec self-timer, but not switch back to no self-timer. As I said, I'm sure I'm missing something obvious but can't see anything in the manual that explains this. Any help would be appreciated.


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You're in the correct menu. The drive mode menu is the only place you can select the drive mode apart from mirror-up or bracketing, which is controlled via dedicated buttons.

Once you're in the drive mode menu, you should press the up button again to move the cursor back to the list of drive modes. Then go left to select single-frame.


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Ah, thank you. Not terribly intuitive really. A 'timer off' option might have been more helpful.
Thanks for the quick response.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobertM Quote
Ah, thank you. Not terribly intuitive really. A 'timer off' option might have been more helpful.
Thanks for the quick response.
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Many thanks to Adam for providing an unambiguous and complete answer.

A few minutes with the user manual are usually helpful. I field a lot of questions on this site and have found that I can find the answer to most of them with less than a minute in the manual. You don't have to read the whole thing (advisable, but not required). There is an index in the back that is pretty complete. The index says that Self-Timer is covered on page 57 of the English manual (hot-linked in the pdf version).

"Timer off" is like most of the features of your camera. If a feature is not turned on, it is implicitly off. What I would like to see is a "Timer Cancel" feature. I tend to forget when I have set the timer or other optional drive modes and find myself waiting for the 2 or 12 second timer to finish

BTW, I think you are going to grow very fond of your camera as you get used to it.


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