Nikon D5200 - Self-Timer Release Mode
Every time I set my camera to the self-timer shutter release mode it reverts back to its default setting of immediate shutter release after I take one shoot. So in order to keep using the delayed shutter release mode I have to keep setting it up every single time I want to take one picture which translates into a big waste of time.
I have looked in the user guide but there is no mention of how I can turn the self-timer shutter release into the default mode. Is there no way to do this?
#1. "RE: Nikon D5200 - Self-Timer Release Mode" | In response to Reply # 0JosephK Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Mon 02-Dec-13 08:02 PM
This seems to be the common behavior for the lower-end cameras that do not have the timer on a mechanical switch to control the shutter release modes.
You don't say how/why you are using the timer. Would the "exposure delay" Custom Setting d5 be more what you are looking for?
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#2. "RE: Nikon D5200 - Self-Timer Release Mode" | In response to Reply # 1Bmelo Registered since 02nd Dec 2013Mon 02-Dec-13 10:24 PM
Hi. I appreciate your reply. The reason I chose the self-timer mode instead of the exposure delay you mention is because the self-timer allows for a longer delay time so I can avoid camera shake at longer exposures. But having to choose the self-timer mode every single time you take a shot is very counter productive especially since I see no plausible reason why the camera won't store the setting in memory. I guess I will have to buy an external trigger. Thanks again for your kind reply.
#3. "RE: Nikon D5200 - Self-Timer Release Mode" | In response to Reply # 2pjonesCET Nikonian since 11th Jul 2011Tue 03-Dec-13 10:42 PM
Buy one of those Wifi Modules. I have one for my D3200. I can use my iPad or iPhone to trigger it.
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#4. "RE: Nikon D5200 - Self-Timer Release Mode" | In response to Reply # 0
The self-timer would help if you're trying to eliminate camera shake due to pressing the shutter release, but it does nothing to help eliminate mirror vibrations because the mirror doesn't go up until the exposure is made. Exposure delay would be the thing to use, but as you say, the delay perhaps isn't long enough. A remote cord or ML-L3 might be of help.