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The self-timer on a Canon dSLR has two options, 2 or 10 seconds. 4 seconds is an unusual delay - are you using Live View mode by any chance? That would account for the delay as full Live View focusing is much slower than in non-Live View modes. Putting the camera in normal non-Live View mode, setting the AF mode to One-Shot and drive mode to Single should ...


@Scott Reed I have the same lens in Nikon F100. In my camera I have always set aperture to f22 in order to be able to set the aperture from the camera. Try to lock the lens in f22. Which exactly 50mm lens, do you have? Nikkor 50mm 1.8G or nikkor 50mm 1.8D? I am guessing that you have 1.8D which came without auto-focus motor. Moreover, neither the lens nor ...

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