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Blurred night time football pictures

I have a Canon Rebel XT EOS with a Canon zoom 75-300mm lens and have taken great baseball pictures with the auto sports action setting on the camera but all my football pics turn out blurry in the action. is it the night time lighting? What can I do to correct

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Re: blurred night time football pictures

The standard canon 75-300 lens is not considered a "fast" lens. Because of this, when zooming in on objects you are actually reducing the amount of light hitting the image sensor. Fast lenses cost $$$$. Just google "Canon L Glass" and you will see what I'm talking about. Try opening the field of view (zooming out) to allow more light to be absorbed bu the image senor. Crop your subject later in whatever software you use. You can also use one of the manual modes and up your f-stop to make the camera more sensitive to low-light conditions (higher f-stop means higher film speed.. higher film speed is how fast the "film"... aka image sensor absorbs the light. for action photos, faster film speed is key!!). have fun experimenting.

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