Having problems with your Olympus E-420 Digital Camera ?

I just purchased a new Olympus E 420 I am trying to take pictures of a basketball game and they are blurry. Can you help me select the correct mode and shutter speed.


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I assume you're shooting indoors and that you can't rig additional floodlights. Unfortunately, you're probably not going to eliminate all of the blurring. Here are some tips on reducing the blur.

Raise the ISO. This will increase the noise, and you'll have to make the call as to the trade-off between noise and blur.

Set the exposure mode to Aperture-priority. Open up the lens as far as it will go. This will guarantee the fastest shutter speed under the circumstances.

Anticipate the action and time it for the peak. A player driving the lane will blur. A player hanging at the top of his jump shot won't.

If you're sitting in the bleachers, forget about using flash: you're too far away for the flash to reach the subject. If you're on the sidelines (and flash is allowed), you can experiment with flash.

You didn't specify the lens(es) you'll be using. One of the things that separate the professionals from the rest of us is the speed of their lenses. Of course, if Sports Illustrated is paying for the pictures, the photographer can afford $2000 lenses.
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