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Blur on night sports pictures

I can't stop the action with the EOS Digital Rebel XTi with either lens. I use tripod, monopod...ISO is set at 1600/ Aperture at 5/6.  and I'm set on servo. Non of the camera programs make any difference: AV, TV, Sports, or P.


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Re: blur on night sports pictures

You are probably going to need a faster lens to get pictures like you want, like around the 1.* range. If you have the ASA at 1600 and aperture at the minimum in Av mode, try and keep the exposure time to 1/focal distance. Such as, if you are shooting 200 mm lens then maximum exposure time is 1/200 second. If you zoom out a bit to 50 mm then it may look better too. You may as well turn the megapixels down too because otherwise you'll just see the blur even more, I'd suggest 3.2 megapixels that will look good in 4x6 photos or on the web. Other than that, try and take pictures where the action is coming at you or going away. Get as close as possible too, so that you don't have to zoom as much. At the H.S. football games I go to it seems like they let anyone down near the field who has a big lens.

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