Having problems with your Nikon DSLR D90 Digital Camera ?

Why are my photos blurry while in Sports mode with a 300mm lens?


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It wouldn't matter what camera you have shooting sports with a 300mm lens and getting sharp pictures is tough shooting. I'll tell you why as short as I can You can't hold a 300mm lens steady free standing or free hand without a ton of conditioning and practice. For every tiny movement you make even your heart beat is magnified about 30x. Go try it mount that lens line up on some news print 10 feet away grab focus and now hold that lens dead on a line of text. Okay here is what you need to do first get off the basic zone and into the creative zone. Set the dial on "S" for shutter and set it at about 1/125 for outdoor sports and about 1/80 for indoor the aperture will float. Set your sensor ISO at possibly 800 for both not much if any higher or you'll start getting some grain/Digital noise. If the lens is equipped with "VR" (Vibration Reduction) make sure it's on and something else which doesn't effect the blurry but makes for a better picture do a custom white balance for each different lighting situation. If you take a good look at the pro shooters at a foot ball game they are often using a mono pod and it's not just to help hold up that mammoth size hunk of glass they are supporting, it's to get the sharpest image possible. Cheers hope you get some great shots you got the gear to do it. Robert in Canada
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