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Canon xt When I try to shoot sports at night under lights I am having difficulty getting my camera in maunal mode without having bulb mode as well. How do I turn bulb off? I am setting my ISO at 1600 and pushing my f-stop as low as I can go, am I doing something wrong? It worked once for a recent football game but again last night shooting soccer could not get the bulb setting to turn off.

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  • alisaeo Sep 17, 2008

    Thanks sm4344, I usually shoot sports in AV mode as well, the problem with that is I am restricted with the lens I have and can not shoot in AV mode once it gets dark and the stadium lights come on.

    Thanks,

    A~

  • alisaeo Sep 18, 2008

    I have a nifty 50 that I use for shooting basketball in the dungeon like gyms but it is way to short for football. I am currently using canon EF 75-300 4-5.6, I know, very slow for dark conditions, just don't have the $$$ for a 2.8.

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First of all, shooting sports in manual is about the most difficult thing you could ever choose to do. I use the Av (Aperture Priority) and let the camera set the shutter speed. Just set your aperture wide open and fire away. That way, you're not constantly fighting with settings missing great shots. Also, in manual, BULB is simply one of the settings and can't be turned off. It can only be 'not selected'.

Best of luck!

Posted on Sep 17, 2008

  • S M Sep 18, 2008

    What kind of lens are you using?

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