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Old Jan 18, 2011, 12:21 AM   #1
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I have bought the FZ35 a couple week ago and just took pics from my daughter volleyball tournament and in need of some advices as the pics turned out to be blurred and not focus. I have used IA mode and P mode but not worked. Can someone help me out please?

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Old Jan 18, 2011, 12:57 AM   #2
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Hi Keith, Welcome to this great forum!

You definitely need to use a higher shutter speed to "stop" the action, so it's not blurred. The rest of the photos that had no movement, were sharp.

I'll leave it up the the experts here to advise you as to what shutter speed would be best suited under these circumstances, however.
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If you are very new to photography, I recommend you use the Indoor Sports mode for this situation. That mode will set a fast shutter speed automatically. Once you become familiar with the camera, you can experiment with Shutter Priority mode and set the speed to something like 1/250 to 1/500. Other than the "moving" subjects, these shots really look very good. Nice colors and very sharp.
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Old Jan 18, 2011, 9:42 AM   #4
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CSA and Sally,

Thanks for the inputs. I did tried the "indoor sport" mode as well but still blurred for the moving object (the ball or hands). Should I focus on the ball or hands first and should I use a tripod for it?

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Try using the High Sensitivity Scene Mode. The lack of proper shutter speed, is what is causing the blurring. In the High Sensitivity Scene Mode the shutter speed will increase with the intensity of the lighting. This is a resolution restricted Scene Mode of 3 mp.

However, normal resolution can be restored via good photo editing software such as Photoshop Elements. This is one way I can think of to get an increased shutter speed in adverse (low level) lighting conditions.

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This video helped me understand shutter speed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8NEa...e_gdata_player

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Old Jan 20, 2011, 12:21 AM   #7
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Sarah, would you point me to how to get to high sensitivity mode? I shot a few pics using indoor sport mode but still blurred on the result .

Do I focus on the ball or....??

Joe, thanks for the link. I will have to watch and learn more when I do have time.

Here's what I got in "indoor sport mode".
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I'd focus on the player.

Try 'pre focus' on the player - hold the shutter button down half way and wait for the ball to come into the shot. Then take the shot.
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