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Old Mar 9, 2011, 1:19 PM   #1
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Hi, I just bought this camera 2 months ago and am learning. I mainly shoot my sons hockey and my daughters swimming events. I used auto plus P program mode however in p mode my hockey action pictures were blurry. I usually have to adjust lighting due to arena lights. Any suggestions as to what settings to use for good moving arena pictures? I know it is not the best lens for this situation but it is all I have for now and I am trying to do the best quality pictures with it. your help is appreciated. thx
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Old Mar 14, 2011, 7:15 AM   #2
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Im guessing it is a f/4-5.6?

For Hockey - Firstly try using TV and set it to 640. From here you will be able to work out what ISO settings you require and your bracketing compensations. I try and get as close and as low to the action as possible.

For Swimming - Is it inside or outside? Either way look for the brightest area of the pool. Once again use TV setting and put it on 640 or higher. From here it is about getting as close to the action as possible and steady on the trigger trying to ensure you are focusing on her and not the water. Water does however give an awesome effect occassionally when using the right DOF.

Hope this helps!

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