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Old 05-04-2007, 00:52   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. I'm new to the digital slr world and was hoping someone could help me with this issue. I recently purchased a D80 and all of my indoor shots come out crisp and clear, but a lot of my outdoor shots must be at much higher shutter speeds to eliminate blur. I began just shooting outdoors and thought that the blur was the result of simple camera shake, but with the current situation, I can't see that as the problem. I get the same blurry photos outdoors no matter what the lighting levels are or what mode I am using (full auto, manual, or creative). The only thing I can figure is that it is the result of some automatic setting - but which one - I have no idea.

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Re: blurry outdoor shots

Hi Evin, welcome to pixalo

Nothing leaps to mind, so to help find the answer, here are a few questions re: your problem:

What lens are you using? If it's a long lens, then the further you are away from your subject, the more camera shake you will get, i.e. need a tripod.

What type of outdoor shots are you doing, e.g. portrait or landscape?

What metering mode are you using?

What are the exposures like, i.e. over- or under-exposed or ok?

Are you using flash for the indoor shots?

Could you post a few examples in your gallery with exif info attached so we can see your settings?
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Re: blurry outdoor shots

Hi Evin -

As Charlotte said, we need a little more information to help you, and to see some images would be great.

There is an article in the tutorials forum called how the take sharp pictures, (or something similar to that) that might help you.

Is the camera focus mode set on continuous? If so, it will take photographs even if the camera has not locked the focus. This mode is usually used for sport or action photography. In single-shot AF the camera will not take a shot unless the focus has locked on. Also, you should be able to set a beep to give an audible indication if the focus has locked on.
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There is an article in the tutorials forum called how the take sharp pictures, (or something similar to that) that might help you.
Here it is - http://www.pixalo.com/articles/The-b...arp-photos.php
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