Minolta 7i Blurred images

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by Stu, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. Stu

    Stu Guest

    Hi all.
    As the subject line really. I have the camera set to program mode & it will
    produce some blurred images in daylight, when the flash is not used. Should
    I set the camera to shutter priority mode & 1/90' ? It is used mostly for
    outdoor, daylight shots.
    Any ideas?
    Regards.
    Stu.
     
    Stu, Nov 24, 2003
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    Marli Guest

    Try upping the shutter speed when light is available.
     
    Marli, Nov 24, 2003
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    Browntimdc Guest

    Is the shutter speed indeed too slow or is it misfocusing?

    Tim

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    and the second strongest is to resist it."

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    Browntimdc, Nov 25, 2003
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    Mikey Guest

    Blurred can mean a lot of things. Is it focusing on the wrong part of the
    image? ( try spot focus), or not focusing at all, or motion blurred, or
    blurred from camera shake?
    How about putting a few online so we can see the problem and the cause?

    One suggestion...make SURE your not shaking the camera if your using the
    lens near the telephoto end of it's zoom range, it's actually a pretty long
    lens and has to be held pretty steady for good results unless the shutter
    speed is very high. Try some tripod shots, see if that changes things.
     
    Mikey, Nov 25, 2003
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    neil Guest

    I have just got a Z1 and finding also photos are blurred

    moving subjects in dull light (on Sunday river Wye taking photos of
    kayakers)
    I have tried to simulate it with a still object and by panning the camera

    Same blurring happen then I tried it with the flash on and it was ok

    I'm new to this type of camera what can I do to stop this ?



    Neil
     
    neil, Nov 25, 2003
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    Stu Guest

    HI all
    Thanks for your replies. I will try upping the shutter speed by putting it
    in shutter priority mode. I will start with 1/90'. Do any of you think that
    this will be enough?
    Regards.
    Stu.
     
    Stu, Nov 25, 2003
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    Browntimdc Guest

    Heard of the 1/FL rule? Take the reciprocal of the focal length as a ball
    park minimum. So about 1/30 for the lens at 28mm ranging to 1/250 for
    200mm.

    Tim

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    "The strongest human instinct is to impart information,
    and the second strongest is to resist it."

    Kenneth Graham
     
    Browntimdc, Nov 25, 2003
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    Stu Guest

    Hi all
    Do you mean the reciprocity law? yep. I have but I am a complete amateur
    with photography. I am thinking of getting a program flash for my camera, as
    it does seem to work better with the flash.
    Regards.
    Stu.
     
    Stu, Nov 25, 2003
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    J. A. Mc. Guest

    .... and if anything in the scene is moving ... double the speed!
    (1/30 => 1/60)
     
    J. A. Mc., Nov 25, 2003
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    Browntimdc Guest

    No! I mean the rule that states the longer the lens the faster the
    shutter speed needed. I don't see how you got reciprocity out of what I
    wrote above. Sheesh!

    Tim

    --

    "The strongest human instinct is to impart information,
    and the second strongest is to resist it."

    Kenneth Graham
     
    Browntimdc, Nov 25, 2003
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    Mike Fields Guest

    I presume you are referring to the 35mm film camera equiv. focal length
    there. My 7Hi goes from 7-50 mm (equiv to 200 mm). There aint no
    way you are going to hold that fully zoomed at 1/50 sec and not have
    blurring !! And yes, that rule is a good guide line for the LOWEST
    shutter speed you should be using. I am willing to live with a little more
    noise to double the shutter speed by bumping the ISO up.

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    Mike Fields, Nov 26, 2003
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