New Canon Rebel with Tamron 75-300 lens

Discussion in 'Canon' started by NicoleNanette, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. I am at a point of learning more and am ready to go to class. My old fuji S5000 took much more detailed pics. IT was a 3mp camera. My new canon is 8mp. Well i am forlorn for most of my shots are not in focus. I made sure it is set on MF. I am still using the automatic setting for fstops etc, until i get the feel for this camera. I take pics of birds, butterflies etc. I havent learned how to get all the buttons set quickly for each and every shot. So many of my pics are either faded or blurry. I am ready to take the camera back. Oh i do use the tamron lens most of the time. Is there only certain situations that a telephoto lens is to be used? For i use it even with close up shots
    Nicole Ramire
     
    NicoleNanette, Dec 30, 2005
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  2. er trying using it in AF mode? If it works then the conclusion is that
    you are not focussing it properly.
     
    Richard Collier, Dec 31, 2005
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  3. NicoleNanette

    Beach Bum Guest

    I am at a point of learning more and am ready to go to class. My old fuji
    S5000 took much more detailed pics. IT was a 3mp camera. My new canon is
    8mp. Well i am forlorn for most of my shots are not in focus. I made sure
    it is set on MF. I am still using the automatic setting for fstops etc,
    until i get the feel for this camera. I take pics of birds, butterflies
    etc. I havent learned how to get all the buttons set quickly for each and
    every shot. So many of my pics are either faded or blurry. I am ready to
    take the camera back. Oh i do use the tamron lens most of the time. Is there
    only certain situations that a telephoto lens is to be used? For i use it
    even with close up shots.
    <<

    You /do/ understand that DSLR's don't over sharpen photos like consumer
    grade point and shoot cameras, right?

    You're also using a long lens. Are you trying to hand hold at 300mm and
    complaining about blurry photos?

    Here's a tip - it's not the camera - it's you.

    Before you take the camera back RTFM and, really, it does sound like taking
    that class is going to be a good idea.
     
    Beach Bum, Dec 31, 2005
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    T Rock Guest

    IT was a 3mp camera. My new canon is 8mp. Well i >am forlorn for most of
    A 75 to 300 on the digital rebel is like a 120 to 480 on a 35mm camera so
    that is a lot of telephoto...The 75 to 300 would work better on a full frame
    DSLR however a quality zoom in this range is often something like 70 or 80
    to 200 at 2.8...
     
    T Rock, Dec 31, 2005
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  5. NicoleNanette

    m Ransley Guest

    Use autofocus, with that amount of zoom you need a fast shutter speed,
    setting on auto is giving you to slow a speed start at much higher at
    full zoom 500 should be better, get a simple book explaining lenses
    aperature and speed , you can learn in an hour and then practice.
     
    m Ransley, Jan 1, 2006
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  6. NicoleNanette

    Brando Guest


    You do have the lens on the right way around?

    As we say here in Scotland...."whit a choob"! lol.

    ;o)
     
    Brando, Jan 2, 2006
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