How do I take a picture of my self.

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Carsten Thomsen
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How do I take a picture of my self.
Jul 15, 2009

The other day, trying to take a family portrait with the D700 on a tripod, I though I would practice on myself at first.

So I turn on the self timer, jump into position, and wait for it to shoot.

Out of focus.

I can't for the life of me figure out how to make it focus when taking a picture of myself. I've gone through the manual, and it also says the timer mode is for self-portraits, but is there some hidden function to activate autofocus just a second or so before the timer clicks the shutter?

It seems like I have to be two places at once, both in front of and behind the camera to make it focus, since it appears that focus only occurs at the beginning of the self-timer cycle.

Carsten

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