how to work camera timer??

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  1. AF44

    AF44 TPF Noob!

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    the lady at target told me that this was a timer for the camera but wasnt sure how to use it. i cant figure out how to use it either and i dont have the money to order an instruction manual so if anyone can tell me how it works that would be great... and if its not a timer than what is it?
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I assume that is a Canon TL/QL, right? Then here is a free manual:

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    No, it's a Nonac JT, says right there.

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    LMFAO! I'm sorry, but I just couldn't help but laugh at that...

    (it appears to be the flash socket...with some type of cover?)
     
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    hey thanks a lot for the manual link

    it is a stopped down metering level but since i dont have a battery i cant use it... oh well

    thanks again
     
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    You do not need a battery to use the stop down metering lever. It allows you to use the FL series of lenses on the camera. The FL lenses have no full aperture metering signal so you have to stop them down to use them. Only problem with that is it gets hard to see through the lens as the aperture gets closer to f/16.

    As for batteries, I think you can use 675 zinc-air hearing aid batteries w/ a #9 o-ring for a spacer. That's what I use in my FTb-N, and it's only about five years newer than yours (FTb-N was introduced in '73 the TL in '68).

    According to the Canon Camera Museum site, the TL did not have a self-timer.
    I hope this was some help.
    Ed
     
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    the lever that is in your photo, if similar to my fm10, is the timer, just gently push it down for a 10 second timer.
     

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