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Old Aug 20, 2002, 7:59 AM   #1
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Need tips on using this feature. I tried UHS. All shots were out of focus. Thanks.
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Old Aug 20, 2002, 9:02 AM   #2
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At what speed?
... and did the camera lock on the subject first? Try a stationary object (...I know)

We need more details...to help!
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Details: OK, thanks.
Action Scene - Kids sliding down giant slide in burlap sacks
Speed - Seleceted UHS from Drive mode - book says this is 7 fps. ISO auto.
Focus - Locked on (pressed shutter release partway) an area of the slide.
Capture - Pressed sr all the way down as kids approached the focus area.
Results - Loved the sequence, hated the blurry images. Had better AF luck with single frame mode and guessing when kid would be in frame.
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7fps is OK, but what is the actual shutter speed (ie it could be slower than the speedding kids)? If you've locked on to part of the slide then that part of the slide should be tack sharp except for the moving kids (that will tell you if the shutter speed is too slow).

If the whole picture is out of focus then it's a different story...
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Ahh, got it. SS on the duds ranged from 1/125 to 1/350. On the good single shots where I guessed, ss was 1/2000. So, does this mean I can't rely on camera program mode for UHS - will have to set ss manually? What about camera continuous autofocus mode?

NHL, thanks for your helpful & quick replies. Your insights will greatly help me enjoy this cool machine!
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That's right... you're always smarter than the camera! Continuous AF should be a little better, but you've got to watch out for the actual shutter speed to catch thoses speeding devils...

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