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Old Nov 16, 2003, 2:44 PM   #1
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I just acquired an Olympus C750UZ after doing a lot of research and lamenting. I felt it was the best value for the money, had a 10x zoom, and was made by a well respected name in cameras. I am, however, a little disappointed in the zoom; the shots are blurry, even an object that is stationery. I'm sure that this is due to my shakly hand. One of the main reasons I acquired the C750 was the 10x zoom and the ability to photograph my daughters doing wakreboard tricks from the back of our boat. I'm now afraid that every picture I take of them is going to be a big BLURRR

Could someone offer me advice on how to configure my C750 for the best action/zoom picture?

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Old Nov 16, 2003, 7:45 PM   #2
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If you have shaky hands then you will need to use a tripod. You must have steady hands when shooting a 10X zoom.
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Old Nov 16, 2003, 9:01 PM   #3
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As Phil suggested, a tripod is "must" for 10x zoom. Under even the best of conditions, it's tough to get a clear and STEADY shot at 10x without a firm foundation or some sort of bracing. Absent of ability to use a tripod, such as on a boat, try a couple of things -

1. Use either manual shutter priority or "sports" mode to get the max shutter speed. The higher the shutter speed the better.

2. Try sequential shooting.

I took a "boat load" of pictures a couple of months ago while out on the Potomac with some friends. We were really boucing around but I still managed to capture some nice pictures of Mt Vernon and other local historical areas. Used the "sports" mode setting.

A little practice and some anticipation of where the shot is, you should be able to get some good pictures.

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Old Nov 16, 2003, 10:15 PM   #4
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10x Zoom is most effective when used with a tripod. Although I must admit, I've had great luck in shooting without a tripod but only in the lightest of conditions, say, noontime from where I am.

You can also try using the remote function, try putting the camera on something flat and use the remote to capture the frame!
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Old Nov 17, 2003, 9:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for all your help and ideas. What a great site! I'll also attempt to lay off the caffeine a little to aid in a steadier hand.... :lol:

Thanks again!
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