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Old Apr 7, 2006, 10:45 PM   #1
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Can the time that the D50 stays on waiting for you to use the remote be extended. Iset up my tripod and wait for pictures of birds or other subjects and the camera times off in about 30 minutes. I am using the wireless remote. Is this a feature that I am stuck with or can it be changed??
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Old Apr 7, 2006, 11:57 PM   #2
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G'day there,

the remote time for the camera is maxed out at 15min. So after that the camera reverts to standby mode and turns off the remote control function.

I take it that 15mins is no where near long enough for what you need but not alot you can do about it. Unfortunatly the D50 doesn't come with a shutter cable.

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Old Apr 8, 2006, 12:21 AM   #3
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Can't you just take a test shot, and that would reset the timer?
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G'day,

Actually that is a good point as the camera resets to standard mode after the max 15min period because you have touched it or activated it. So as long as you have a nice large SD Card in the camera you could sit hidden for quite a while.

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Old Apr 8, 2006, 9:34 AM   #5
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I was thinking that I was probably stuck with the timeout thing, thanks for the help and I hadn't thought of the test shot every so often, I'll try it. Thanks again.
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D50 as other Nikon DSLR:s provide settings that enables automatical phototaking,
only drawback is that you have to know where the action is going to took place.
Search the net with "trap focus" and you will find lots of info how it is done.

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