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Need help with blurry shoots when blown up with my canon 40. I am storing them on large/fine image recording and use a tripod. I am stumped.

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Does your camera have a shake reduction feature and do you have it on? If so, it's supposed to be off when you use a tripod.

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Giving the lens your using and depending on the shooting mode your in. I assume your shooting in a low light situation. The lens you have is not good for low light shooting because the F-stop is only 3.5 at widest, so minimal light gets in so the camera decides what speed to set it at to close the shutter. for example shooting in the school gym or church, the camera speed will be 1/20 second or even up to 1/2 second to get enough lighting into the sensor so the image is properly expose but for you to have a sharp image you will need to shoot on a tripod.

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The camera may have moved when the picture was taken. Try steadily squeezing the button intead of a quick press.

2.Try using a tripod, this could fix the blurred images.

3. faster shutter speed will be needed if you need to hold the camera, and cannot use a tripod.

4. Main reason for the lines could be that the subject is to bright.
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http://www.canon.co.jp/imaging/mode/camera/scene-e.html

"Night Scene" can be selected directly from the dial. It's the one showing a person standing under a star. Note that Night Scene should be used with a tripod to reduce the potential for blurriness.

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