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I HAVE A OLYMPUS E-520 CAMERA AND I AM TRYING TO TAKE PICTURES OF A BASKETBALL GAME AND ALL THE PICTURES COME OUT BLURRY.. I HAVE THE SHUTTER STEED SET AT 1600.. CAN ANYONE HELP ME? PETE UTICA NY

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  • LLECLAIR Nov 28, 2008

    YOUR SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM DID NOT WORK ..

    THE PICTURES WERE STILL BLURRY..

    I WAS NOT ABLE TO GET BACK TO YOU BECAUSE I WAS OUT OF TOWN....



    DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE IDEAS FOR ME TO TRY...



    SHUTTER SPEED WAS SET AT 1600

    AND IS-3 SETTING...

  • LLECLAIR Nov 29, 2008

    THE SOLUTION THAT YOU GAVE ME DID NOT SOLVE THE BROBLEM...

    CAN ANYONE GET BACK TO ME..



    EMAIL ME AT LLECLAIR@ADELPHIA.NET

  • LLECLAIR Dec 02, 2008

    WHY HAS NO ONE GOT BACK TO ME??

    YOUR SOLUTION TO THE BROBLEM DID NOT WORK..

    IS ALL YOU AFTER IS THE $10.00

    LLECLAIR@ADELPHIA.NET

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The high key mode enhances bright areas of a photo, while the low key mode does the opposite (enhances the shadows). The digital image stabilization mode will boost the ISO sensitivity to reduce the risk of blurry photos. Since the camera already has an optical IS system, using this feature probably isn't necessary. Finally, there are two underwater scene modes, for use with the optional U/W case.

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Mechanical Image Stabilization has three modes for increased versatility. The IS-1 mode adjusts the sensor on both the X and Y-axes to compensate for movement by the photographer, so images stay sharp even at slow shutter speeds. To capture the action of athletes or animals, in-body Mechanical Image Stabilization offers two specialized modes: IS-2 and IS-3. IS-2 is ideal for capturing a racecar flying down the track -- by panning and holding the camera horizontally you can dramatically portray the car’s high speed. For sharp images of moving subjects like a basketball player charging up the court, IS-3 allows a photographer the option of holding the camera vertically while panning for dramatic effects of action. The artistic effects of panning enhance the shot and render the subject in sharp detail with a motion-blurred background.

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