blurry shots

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Gokhan, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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    hi

    i own a canon ixus i and my shots often come out blurry if i dnt use a tripod how can i mimize this when not using a tripod ???

    thanks
     
  2. SpAtZ macrumors regular

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    What kind of blurring? Focus or Camera shake? Post a picture. Might be your shutter speed is not fast enough. It should at least be 1/60th.
     
  3. cgratti macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like camera shake, but we cant be sure unless you post a picture like Spatz said.
     
  4. Gokhan thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    k

    its probably camera shake cause it happens only when i use it with tripod
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    If you are using a tripod, then why do you have camera shake? What is your tripod sitting on? A freight train? :eek:

    Low light can also be a cause for blurriness, actually... are you trying to shoot when it is dark out? In low light situations, the autofocus can fail to position itself correctly....
     
  6. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    Also, cameras with vibration reduction should have that function turned off when used with a tripod. This can cause even perfectly still photos to become blurry, due to the mechanism inside.... don't ask me how it happens though.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, really? I didn't know that...interesting? Maybe it's something like the fact that it looks for and tries to correct jitter, but if there is a very, very low level of jitter, it just reacts to whatever insignificant noise there is, and creates blur? Hmmmm....
     
  8. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    Are you taking pictures of Apple products inside an elevator? That is the single biggest complaint I get from photographers. Its kind of an anomaly, try taking a picture of a tree or something, see if it gets better.

    Or open the aperture and speed up the shutter.
     
  9. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Posting some sample of what you are talking about would help.
     
  10. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Are you saying that, when there're all those "I know a guy" posts supposedly leaking new products from Apple, Gokhan *is* that guy!???? :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  11. lexfuzo macrumors 6502

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    Can you do that with the ixus in question?
    My advice: don't move while taking a picture. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Kingsly macrumors 68040

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    I don't know about the Ixus. My Powershot SD200 does It. Play around with manual mode.
     

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