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Mavica FD95 and Sports Photography.

I recently purchased the Sony Mavica FD95. Currently the camera is being used to take alot of sports photos as I cover a local sports team website. Im not an experienced photographer by any means and am not sure of how to adjust many settings to improve some of the photos that I take. I would like to know what settings on the Mavica FD95 could be adjusted to help take better sports and action photos? The main problem that Im having is blurring. I take the photos outside at night under stadium lights at football games. I have been told that adjusting the shutter speed will help with the blurring but when I adjust the shutter speed that most suggest for action shots such as Football games, the Mavica then fades the light to black in the viewfinder and you cant see what you are shooting. I could hardly be called an amature photographer but am trying and any help would be appreciated. Thanks ahead of time!

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Re: Mavica FD95 and Sports Photography.

Basically you bought the wrong camera for your needs. The 95 can not do well under the conditions you describe. The ISO is fixed and to low for the amount of light you have available. The viewfinder begins to darken after the lens is wide open and the shutter speed is increased further. There are three possible cures. More light, not possible in your situation, faster lens or higher ISO, again not possible with your camera. Maybe you could convince them to play in the dayight. :)

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