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Blurry and out of focus

I was in a graduation ceremony and I use attached flash to my Olympus e500, ISO 400, the hall is well illuminated, F2.8, Mode "P"..All my pictures turned blurry and red eyes although I used "red eyes reduction"... I am really lost, I used even the sport mode to stop the blur but in vain. Please if anyone has an anser write to ammarhazem@gmail.com very much appreciated.

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  • ammarhazem May 30, 2008

    Thanks Allan for your prompt responces. As I stated earlier, I use a hotshoe mounted and powerful flash, I set the Aperture to F 2.8 which is wide enough. In addition, my flash did flash # of times...

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Occaisionally my Evolt 500 camera take pics out of focus, I'll take the lens off and put it back on to seat it better and that takes care of the problem. This might be totally unrelated but i would check.

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Hey ammarhazem,
What is most likely the cause of your blurry pictures is that the on camera flash is not powerful enough to provide light coverage to your subject and the movement of your subject is causing the blurry images. Another problem I see is that you are shooting in Program mode, because in program mode you should have no control over the aperture and if your subject is far away and you are using the on camera flash you would want as wide of an aperture as you can get. I would shoot in aperture priority where you can choose the aperture and the camera sets the shutter for you and I would also invest in a more powerful hotshoe mounted flash. In regards to your red eye problem it is probably due to the distance of your subject from the flash also. How red eye reduction works is the flash fires a # of times prior to the exposure to shrink the pupils so the flash doesn't reflect of the subjects retina which produces the red eye problem. A hotshoe mounted flash would also solve this problem because the angle of the flash would not be as parallel to the lens as the on camera flash would be. I hope this helps!

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Allan
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