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

My 7 year old canon eos rebel XT digital will not take pictures in auto mode..no focus points light up..when in manual, it will take a picture but it's always very blurred..


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The most likely thing is that you have motion blur in your prints from \015\012using too slow a shutter speed. Other possible problems are too wide an\015\012 aperture, bad focus, or something in your workflow that's horking the \015\012images.

Blurry pictures always result from too slow of a shutter speed. (This allows camera-shake or subject movement to be captured; thus your blur.) You can solve this by using a faster exposure time (which probably \015\012requires more light, either via higher ISO, wider aperture, or a \015\012flash/strobe of some kind).
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\015\012Sometimes, an out-of-focus picture can appear blurry. If that's the case, pay close attention to your focus points, or use a narrower aperture to increase depth-of-field.\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011

You get shutter speed by allowing more light to hit the sensor. This is \015\012done in one of three ways - keep the shutter open longer (the opposite \015\012of faster shutter speed), open the shutter wider (the aperture), or make\015\012 the sensore more sensitive (the ISO).
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\015\012Usually, the main reason why you cannot get non-blurry photos is because\015\012 the kit lens cannot open wide enough. The usual recommendation is to \015\012either use the flash (which can give awful resutls), or buy another lens\015\012 - like the 50mm f/1.8 lens. That can open very wide, and you can then \015\012take these shots without flash.\015\012\011\011\011\011\011\011\011\011

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My 7 year old canon eos rebel XT digital will not take pictures in auto mode..no focus points light up..when in manual, it will take a picture but it's always very blurred..


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