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Shutter wont open when there is not enough light

Is there a setting that is causing this because I cannot find it?
It stops me taking photos on B or deliberately significantly underexposing.
I want to be able to make my own mistakes.
Help needed please.
regards Garth

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Is this camera under warranty?

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My pictures are constantly coming out blury...I have it on sport mode, what else should I be checking.


Blur is usually caused by one the following problems. 1) Camera is unable to focus so the shot is out of focus. 2) The hand shakes during a shot that has a longer exposure (shutter speed) and 3) There is not enough light so the camera holds the shutter OPEN (seeing) while to subject is moving. In most cases you will have few problems when you have plenty of light. Many indoor areas when you zoom in have too little light to take a quick non blurry photo.

Flash can freeze motion. The flsh is quick and it is like a strobe freezing action. A tripod prevents camera shake.

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I suspect that your shutter has stopped working. When you take the photos in good light, the shutter stays open causing total over exposure. I bet if you take a photo at night in a dimly lit place with flash, the photos would be fine as this does situation does not rely on the shutter.

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Look into the lense while setting the shutter speed at a half second or so (slow enough for you to see the shutter open and close) and click the shutter release... you should see the shutter open and close. If you don't see this, then you may have a 'sticky shutter' resulting from lubricant seeping into the shutter/aperature mechanism and preventing the shutter from functioning as it should.(Common problem reported with the S2 and S3 cameras... and probably the S1 as well)

I have gotten my S3IS to take pictures by turning on the power, then opening the battery compartment door and reclosing it repeatedly until the shutter opens (from the power surge) and an image appears on the LCD.

After confirming the sticky shutter was indeed the problem, I pursued a more permanent fix.

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BLURY PHOTOS YELLOW TRIANGLE HAND EXCLAIMATION WARNING SYMBOL


It indicates the shutter speed is too slow for you to hold it by hand without something like a tripod.
Either there's not enough light in the conditions you're taking the pictures in, or you need to try changing the settings on the camera, such as increasing the ISO setting, or light sensitivity, so it can use a faster shutter speed.
If it's close range, turn on the flash.
If you can't change the settings, you can try bracing your hand against a fixed object so that the camera doesn't move, and just gently squeeze the button to take the picture. Novices frequently jab the shutter release to take pictures, which will cause blurry pictures from the camera moving.

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I have a nikon d40 when im about to take a photo i press the shutter down but it wont take a photo. mostly when im outside in the dark can you help


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How to stop the flash being so bright


Unless you have a top of the line adjustable flash you canNOT.

A flash unit is designed to give you a burst of light at the time your shutter opens so the camera has enough light to take a photo.
They are designed in such a way as to give enough light under nearly all conditions, but as with ANY fixed setting, it will sometimes be too bright and sometimes not enough.

I recommend you leave as is.

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Used to take great photos. Now lots are blurred.


Camera or hand shake are the most common cause of blurry photos, long exposure needs slower shutter speed, this is happened when your subject have inadequate light, and during this process, the camera sensor/shutter is open, causing the resulting photo to be blurry, because even a single movements of your camera or hand will cause the camera sensor to move, that causes a blurry capture. In order not to experience this, you have to be familiar with the setting of your camera, there are 3 important settings you have to understand: ISO Setting, Shutter Speed, and the Aperture Setting, they are related with each other. ISO Setting, is the sensitivity of your camera to light, meaning the higher the ISO, the more sensitive your camera in light, and the more sensitive, the faster your shutter speed. ISO scale from 100, 200, 400, and so on, depends on the cameras specs. Shutter speed, is the speed of the opening and closing of the camera's curtain( e.g. 1/30, 1/60 of a sec....and so on) and Aperture is the opening size of your lens focal points (the lower the f, the wider the opening: f1.4, f1.8, f2.0, f2.8, f3.5, f5.6, f8, f11, f16, f22, f32
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Sport mode settings


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With your S3IS, you need to use a fast shutter speed to freeze the action (pitchers' arms go pretty fast!) - I suggest trying at 1/500, then 1/1000 second settings. Your camera won't select that automatically, so set the dial to shutter priority, and select that shutter speed. Then, with that shutter speed, you'll likely need to adjust other facets of your exposure to capture enough light. Zoomed in, you'll have an aperture (f/stop) of f/3.5 - or higher (remember: for f/stop, higher numbers = smaller iris, lower number = wider open iris). With your fast shutter speed, you're now fighting for light, so you need the smallest f/stop number you can get - which will be f/2.7 if you're zoomed out, or f/3.5 if you're zoomed in. If at 1/500 shutter and f/3.5 you still have a dark photo, try bumping your ISO setting up to 200 or 400. If you choose 400 or higher you will have a grainy picture. And will need to use a software noise reduction to clean it up.

With the suggestions above, you'll likely not be blurry, but you may be dark. If this is on a bright sunny day, you'll be fine. If this is at a ball park under the lights you may have different results.

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