I used the self timer for the first time today to take some shots on tripod. It's really funny that it starts the count down at the slightest touch of the shutter release button, thus not allowing me to use the camera meter to adjust the exposure. The work around is, obviously, to switch to C or S to adjust the exposure then switch back to self timer mode.
This is so unlike any other camera I have used. The positive side is that there is no camera shake induced by pushing the shutter release.
Do you guys do the same, or is there something else that I've missed?