Having problems with your Canon Rebel XT / EOS 350D Digital Camera ?

When taking photos at a basketball game and with my setting on the sports setting my pictures are coming out blurry and out of focus. How might I correct this?


Answers :

Does the background look blurry? I suspect what you are getting is called motion blur. You need a faster shutter speed, which is either possible by having more light in the room or a faster lens.

If you want to try to get the best shot (with your existing equipment) possible of sports under low light conditions you may have to set some controls manually.
Use the Av mode, and set the Av number to the smallest one possible.
Adjust the ISO by pushing the ISO button on the back and setting it to the highest value (note: this results in a "noisy" picture, you will sacrifice color and see some specks in dark areas)
Set your frame advance to continuous by pressing the button on the left of the circle and setting it to the one that looks like multiple pictures.
And set your focus to "AI Servo" by pressing the "AF" button to the right of the circle and choosing "AF Servo".
Then shoot away.

Let me know how that works.
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