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Shutter speed I'm trying to work out the mode which gives the shutter speed of 1/1500 I think it's the 'sports' mode but unsure if aperture will also need adjusting Is this right? If not how do I achieve fastest shutter sped? Thanks

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On most fuji cameras the programmed shutter speed for the sports or action mode is 1/1600. This is the mode you need to use. You should not have to change the aperature unless you have a problem with the light. This is the most difficult shot to make with a digi cam. So make sure you use a larger steady tripod for this shot (If you can't use a tripod crouch down on one knee and use the other as a support.) Keep a steady hand and don't make the mistake of creating camera shake by hurrying an action shot. I focus a little ahead of my subject, then snap the shot when I see they appear. This method even works with lightening. Practice making this kind of shot. You can get very good shots with some care and practice. Good luck.

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