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Blurry flash shots

My flash shots seem to be blurry like the camera needs to be set on a tripod, no matter how steady I hold it(no shutter release punching), therefore the flash is useless. Anybody know how to adjust?

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  • Mark Shofner Oct 01, 2008

    I finally figured out how to change to higher shutter speed on S mode, but even though I hit the flash button on the left side of the camera which pops up the flash attachment, it doesn't flash. I haven't found much help on navigating in the Magic Lantern book guide I bought.

  • Mark Shofner Oct 04, 2008

    Thanks for the response from dsiphoto and Steve5. However, the initial reason I went to S was that the P was the initial problem with too slow shutter speed. I just noticed that the flash doesn't work with P now. Probably just need to get a technician to fix it, too late on the warranty.

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Try shooting in "P" mode with the flash manually popped up. You should get a fairly fast shutter speed.

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Try increasing your shutter speed (maybe 1/250)

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  • dsiphoto2006 Oct 15, 2008

    If you're shooting in S, your shutter speed is controlled by you.  If you're still getting blurry at 1/250 try increasing to 1/320 or faster speed, or even use a tripod.  I've only had blurry photos due to two reasons: too slow of a shutter speed and human movement (either my end or the subject's end since I shoot people a lot).  Hope you get it figured out.

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