I have been shooting the D810 for awhile now, and the camera continues to impress me. Incredible file quality, group-area autofocus, faster autofocus, faster frame rate…the list is long. But one feature this camera has, and other recent Nikon bodies as well, is multiple choices for self-timer shooting. What might these be? I go to my Custom Setting Menu, choose Timers/AE Lock, and then select Self-timer. You get three choices. First, you set the self-timer delay, something most photographers are familiar with for giving you enough time to jump back into those group shots. Second, you can choose the number of shots. Now this is really handy. For that same group shot, you could set your camera to take three images instead of one; someone is always looking the wrong way during that group shot. And third, you can choose the delay between shots. This is also very handy if you want to change positions during that group shot, or give time for everybody to smile.
I just found another great use for all these functions. I love to take POV, or point-of-view, images for a lot of my sports photography. Last week I was hired to photograph a zipline, and I really wanted to show the viewer what it looked like hiking along in the trees. I attached my fisheye lens to my D810, put the camera around my neck using the camera strap, and then twisted the strap to raise the camera position on my body. To maximize the number of shots I got while walking with the camera shooting, I set my self-timer for three frames at half second intervals. I hit the shutter, and the camera starting taking images as I walked across the zipline bridge. Very cool!