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All my photos are coming out blurry, I shoot with a tripod for stability, I have tryed everything that I can think of to acount for Photographer error, so I can only belive that it is a problum with my camera. It dosen't matter which lens I use. and when I look through the vew finder the shot looks blurry. 4" x 6"s don't look to bad but when I enlarge the photo they are deffinatley blurry. What can I do?

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There are only a few things that can cause this problem.
1. the mirror is not seating all the way down.
2. the pressure plate on the back door is loose.
3. the diopter on the finder is not adjusted to your eye.
4. long exposures ( vibration ).
Check your lenses with a different camera body.
Check your negatives with a magnifier. it could be printer problems.

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Slow down the shutter speed of your digital camera. Whenever you must take a photo in a low light environment decrease your shutter speed. It is virtually impossible to take a blurry digital photo with a an extremely slow shutter speed. Even if your digital camera has an automatic or semi-automatic mode, slowing down the shutter speed will still produce a better digital photo. <br /> Wait until your digital camera is completely focused. Most digital cameras will notify you that they are focus ready by a blinking light, on screen indicator or a noise. Confirm that your digital camera has locked onto your desired target before pressing the shutter release button. Some digital cameras may have trouble focusing on subjects easily. If this happens use an auto focus mode to produce a better digital photo. <br /> Prevent your digital camera from shaking. Shaky hands or sudden movement will definitely produce a blurry digital photo. When holding your digital camera, make sure the viewfinder is firmly pressed against your face before snapping a digital photo. If you do not have image stabilization on your digital camera, then think about investing in a tripod. This will allow you to steady your digital camera for the perfect shot. <br /> Make sure the digital image is definitely a blurry one and not just a soft image. On many occasions soft images are mistaken for blurry ones. Soft images occur often with digital cameras. When printing these images, the softness rarely shows through. You will be able to easily edit these photos by sharpening the details for a better printing experience. <br /> Take your time. Instead of rushing to take a digital photo, set aside enough time to shoot your image. Hurrying up will not produce an excellent digital photo. You don't need to be overwhelmingly slow when taking the photo, but try your best not to take a hasty one.

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When I try to take a photo indoor with the flash turned off, the picture is blurry. How do I fix it so that my photos are not blurry any more?


Since there is less light, the camera leaves the shutter open for a longer time....plenty of time for you to move the camera slightly enough to blur the pictures. Here are some suggestions: 1. If the camera has some version of "shake control" or "image stabilization", turn it on. 2. Set the ISO to a higher number. 3. Turn on more lights inside if possible. 4. Use a tripod or set the camera on a firm surface.

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When taking night sport shots I don't think I have the right settings for clear photos they are coming out tooo blurry. Help!!! the photos are grainy also and dark. Could you send me the correct setting...


More likely you don't have enough light for clear photos. There's not too much you can do about this, since you probably can't add more light to the stadium or arena and the action is too far away for your flash.

Since the low light is going to force a rather slow shutter speed on you, you need to stabilize the camera. Use a tripod or monopod. That won't stop the athletes from blurring, but at least the setting will be sharper. Alternatively you can try panning with the motion, freezing the athlete and blurring the background.

A faster lens will get you a couple of additional stops, but as such lenses can cost $2000 and more, unless you're taking pictures for Sports Illustrated...

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Blurry indoor photos


blurry pictures often comes from the slightest movement when the pictures is snapped.
Don;t know if that is your problem or not try a photo tripod and see if that helps or check your trouble shooting area of your amnual. if you don't have the manual go to this site for any type of manual::::
http://tv.manualsonline.com/search.html?q=vr+5940&submit.x=35&submit.y=14

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Hand signal coming up when trying to take picture


The hand icon means you don't have enough light to take a hand-held photo. You need to either increase the light (take the photo in brighter light, such as outdoors in the sun), use flash, or a tripod.

Some cameras have a mode that will let you shoot anyway, but most people are not happy with the blurry photos they get when shooting when the camera warned them with the hand icon so you are better off not using that over-ride mode.

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I am trying to get clear closeups of teeth (work in a dental office!) and I keep getting blurry pics. We do have a telephoto lens but I have no idea how to use it... Help?!


For the best photos of close-up it is recommended to use a tripod since the Canon A620 has no image stabilization. You can then use the macro setting and set if for the distance you will be shooting from and your photos will be a great clearer and with no blur

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Re: Canon powershot A710is When taking a photo with flash it seems to stabilise well, but withou tthe flash - my pictures are ending up very blurry. I am not sure if I have messed up the setting some how,...


I use a Canon 640 and had the same issue several months ago......except the 640 does not have stabilization. In trying to remember the cause I finally discovered I can not absolutely pin it down.......but I am pretty sure that I initially resolved a flash/no flash picture issue by simply resetting the programmable feature......in doing this I discovered that I may have not been using the "auto" setting. As long as I use auto and turn off the flash manually I get great quality. I think your blurry issue is the result of setting/s other than stabilization, which you get auomatically in the "auto" setting. I have found that with the exception of shots which require a tripod, for various reasons,that it is easier and faster just to go to "auto" and the manually set the few things you may want to change....usually the flash and macro.

An aside..... have several cameras but my 640 produces, by far, the best quality (color and focus) of any......even out the window at 70 mph.

If none of the above work I think one quick exercise would be next.....using either a tripod or just a flat surface, take pics just as you have described except use a two second delay in order to make sure that you are not influencing the results

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Low light photos


It depends.

If you want to shoot static content eg. landscapes in the afternoon etc., you need long exposure times and of course a tripod. If your lens has image stabilization, do not forget to turn it off while you mount your camera on the tripod.

The other thing you can do, but it will cost you money, is get a brighter lens, (eg. F2.8). This combined with Image Stabilization will give you more freedom to capture moments in low light conditions, as a brighter lens can give you a brighter result without having to increase ISO.

Finally, another cheap method is to increase ISO. Of course this brings noise into the picture. Up to ISO 400 you may not notice the difference, but if you go higher, you will. If we are talking about point and shoot photos that you are going to print them on normal photo dimensions, a certain amount of noise won't be noticeable.

Hope this helps.

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Beginner need some help please


There's absolutely nothing wrong with your camera. You simply need to learn about the basics. Read on the web about exposure, shutter speed, aperture, and how they affect each other. If your shots are blurry, the reason is that the shutter speed was too low.

How can you know when the shutter speed is too low?

- Use a tripod (the VR of the lens must be off in this case)
- Or, for hand-held shots, use shutter priority mode and set a speed as fast as the focal length of the lens. - i.e. for focal length of 100mm, a handheld shot must be taken at 1/100 sec or faster. Of course, the light might not be available for such a faster speed. The VR also gives you some latitude, but it's not panacea.

Additionally, DSLR cameras (esp. if you shoot RAW) produce images that are less saturated and contrasty compared to the blown out photos produced by point and shoot cameras.

You have a remarkable camera, just take your time and learn the basics of photography.

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