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Stabilizer Photo dummy here AGAIN....I have been reading alot about some pictures being blurry b/c of the natural shake of the human hand....with the camera I have Canon Digital Rebel XT....I only have the basic lens that came with the camera so far...in the basic zone modes...is it normal for the pictures to be blurry b/c of the natural shake in our hands...if so...then is this lens just pointless?

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The lens you really need to own with the xt is the ultrasonic series which are the stabilized lenses-these lens run from 500-600 and up-not cheap. If your doing handheld telephoto w/no tripod can really make a difference-more important to spend this extra money on a lens from 75 mm and up as a wide angle or portrait lens really isn't as critical-stock lens on xt is a cheap quality lens-upgrade to a 75-300 image stabilized lens and you'll cover almost all your bases except wide angle which i would get a 10-22-good luck

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Camera shake is more likely the reason. These cameras do not have image stabilizers so a steady hand is a must. A mini tripod is a great item to use. Or just sit it on a ledge and press and see if it is any better. Also setting it on self timer (while on the ledge) gives the camera a chance to be stable without you touching it. Hope this helps. Also check what setting you have it on.

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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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Why are my photos blurry?


There are only three reasons photos look blurry: poor focus, shaking the cameral during the shot, or trying to take a photo of a fast-moving subject with a slow-speed camera.

You can usually see focus problems on the display before you take the picture, so that doesn't appear to be your issue. On the other hand, movement of camera or subject happens during the shot, so you'll only see that in the completed photo.

Camera movement first. Many cameras today have built-in "anti-shake" circuits that sense when you're the problem -- you're moving the camera during the shot. The best ones are very good at eliminating shakiness, but even they can't overcome large movement, as when you mash down the button to take the picture. If yours doesn't have anti-shake, or it isn't very well implemented, you'll just have to practice pushing gently on the button and holding the camera very still until it finishes the shot.

As for subject movement -- well, more sophisticated cameras offer ways to capture kids bouncing on a trampoline with a minimum of blurriness, but it's always going to be a problem.

If you don't want to switch to one of the more sophisticated cameras from a major brand, practice holding the camera steady during every shot and avoid shooting fast-moving subjects.

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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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Is there anyway to stop or prevent the camera from shaking so much with a shaking hand when taking a picture?


First, if there is a stabilization option in the camera, make sure to have it enabled.

A good way to reduce shake is having your elbows in against your body for support. You could even use your knee to stabilize it if you can kneel. Also, lighting is important if you are getting blurry pictures from your hand shaking. Try to get as much light as possible and use flash when you need to.

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When trying to take pictures of my motorcycle with all the led lights on at night the pictures keep coming out al blurry or very bright I have tried the settings on night time/ museum/ without the flash/...


Most likely the problem is "Camera shake". This just means that being in the dark, the camera shutter speed is long enough that the natural shake of your hands make the picture blurry.

You've got a couple options. The easiest is to find a nearby object and use it to steady your hand as you take the picture. You can also get a tripod and use the time delay release on the camera. This will let you push the button (which shakes the camera) and then step back before it actually takes the picture.

If you're shooting fairly bright LED's on the bike, you also might go into manual mode on the camera and experiment with shorter shutter speeds. Most people can use a speed of 1/60 without too much blur, so start with that and move to shorter speeds (maybe 1/100 or less). With the manual speed, you may get enough light from the LED's to make a good picture.

If this doesn't work for you, post a comment and I'll check back every few days and give some more ideas. Your camera may have some other ways to work through this. Rear curtain flash would be the best, but I don't think it has it....

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Hi!
It's faulty stabilizer. The lens unit has to be changed. Contact your local Sony service center, but if they ask too much, you can contact me at toms.safranovs@gmail.com and I will give you a good price.
I work in Sony service center.

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Problem with image stabilization?


hi there
It is a regular problem with cameras that have a lot of zoom; optical or digital. a very little shaking of hands can really blur the image.
Image stabilization actually supposed to help. But if you are Ok with it off, that's great.
i would recommend resting your elbow on something solid (like someone's shoulder or a wall or anything like that.
One more thing - try inhaling and holding your breath at the moment you press the shutter release.
The best solution would be to buy a Tripod; even better would be to buy one which has a remote wired control.
take care and enjoy blur free images..

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I don't know which shooting mode you are in, but the red shaking camera icon indicates that based on the settings that your camera is in, you may experience camera shake (which is your image stabilizer or "is" in action). The yellow blinking indicator light means that your camera is having a hard time achieving proper exposure and that the shutter speed with be slowed down to reach a proper exposure. Extending the shutter speed means that you are at risk for camera shake (i.e. blurry image).
Solutions for this are:
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  • use flash
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