I have bought a new Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC lens for my Nikon D7000 dslr. I was trying to set the interval timer shooting to take a time-lapse but I couldn't see the option enabled. The date and time settings are enabled and I am using a SanDisk extreme 16gb memory card. I switched to my Nikon 70-300 lens and the interval timer shooting option got enabled. Please let me know if I am missing something or if the option doesn't get enabled for manual lenses.

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    Did you set your camera in manual mode? Oct 14 '18 at 6:19
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    Manual exposure? Manual focus? Both?
    – Michael C
    Oct 14 '18 at 6:21
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    @RomeoNinov I havent tried with manual mode. Will try and check
    – Sanal
    Oct 15 '18 at 8:17

You can't be in live-view to use the interval timer. Take out of live-view set up interval timer options. If you need live-view to frame your shots (maybe using a tripod and have eye-piece cover on), do that then switch from live-view and turn interval timer on.


My guess is, Turn your Self Timer off.
Or Remote is another possibility, turn that off.
Try the standard Single Frame choice.
I know you mentioned the 70-300 lens, but a manual lens is not a factor on my Nikon.

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