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Old Jan 25, 2006, 5:24 AM   #1
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Hello,

I am new to these forums and also new to my S9500.

Could any body please tell what would be the best settings for taking action shots in low light.

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Old Jan 25, 2006, 5:34 AM   #2
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Set ISO to 800 (1600 too noisy) and choose the sport icon on the top control dial.

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Old Jan 25, 2006, 5:35 AM   #3
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Thank you very much for your reply. The S9500 doesn't seem to have a Sports mode on the dial.
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 5:48 AM   #4
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I think you will find that pr126was referring to the anti-blur mode when he mentioned the sports mode.
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 5:51 AM   #5
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Old Jan 25, 2006, 6:07 AM   #6
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Yes, sorry, my mistake.

I have confused it with my other camera, the E900 which indeed has a sports mode (running man icon).

Apologies.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 4:06 AM   #7
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I don't know your specific camera, but general principles are as mentioned - highest ISO you can tolerate as far as noise and the largest aperature. You want as fast a shutter speed as possible. If there is an aperature priority setting, you could set it to the lowest number available.

I assume on you camera that the aperature goes up as you zoom, it may be better to take slightly wider shots, ie don't zoom as much, which will allow you to shoot at larger aperatures (lower f stops) and therefor a faster shutter speed which will stop the action better. Be a human zoom - stand or sit as close to the action as possible.

Experiment and decide if the noise at 1600 is worth the faster shutter speed. It also depends on the sport and when you take the shot. For example in basketball, you need a faster shutter speed if a player is driving hard, but can get away with a slower speed on a jump shot or foul shot or throw in. If the lighting is poor and you can't get away with a fast shutter speed without unacceptable blur, choose moments when the action is slower or when a player changes direction.

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The fundamental requirements for Sports or Action shots are:
1) Fast shutter speed (1/1,000 sec. and above)
2) Large aperture (F1.8 and larger),fuji 9500aperture range is F2.8 to F11 in 13 steps (1/3 EV increments).
3) ISO of 400 and above
4) White Balance for Fluorescent and Tungsten
5) Small shutter lag (you'll never catch the action if the shutter clicks 2 sec. after you press the shutter release)
Take as many shots as you can, experiment, and most important "enjoy"! i am sure that i have read somewhere that you can calculate shutter speed if you know the speed of the moving subject, or maybe i had a dream about this after many beers:-)

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