Kerm, on 17 November 2012 - 17:06, said:
The aperture changes on the different level of zoom, so at it's shortest focal length it will be able to open to 3.5, at it's longest length it can only manage 5.6 i imagine with that lens. That's a by product of how they are made.
2 things you can do to reduce the blur. You need to shoot at a higher shutter speed, 1/100 or something should do it unless somebody is running around.
So a lens with a wider aperture, such as 2.8, or even 1.8, or eeeeeven 1.2 (wider aperture = more glass = more expensive) that would allow loads more light onto the sensor so would balance needing a quicker shutter speed.
Second thing you can do is kick up the ISO even more (higher ISO = the sensor is more sensitive to light), so ISO 3200 or higher depending on your camera's abilities. The higher the ISO the lesser the photo quality.
So you can see why people love these wide aperture lenses and splash the cash.
Try manual settings with the highest ISO your camera can handle, get your shutter speed to 1/80th perhaps and keep the aperture as wide (lowest number) as it will go.
Any other questions just ask. Good luck.
3.5 seems to be 1/500 - does that make sense
So, I need a new lens ideally. What do I look for?
chconline, on 17 November 2012 - 17:10, said:
You're shooting at 1/10 shutter speed... usually if you want a good, stable pic at night, you'll need at least 1/30 with IS. Bump up the ISO and increase the shutter speed.
shozilla, on 17 November 2012 - 17:11, said:
If you have S mode which is called Shutter... adjust that and it will allow you to use the fast shutter speed without any blur effect to your photos.
Ah they beat me to it.
I use "A mode" at night, but this clearly ended up with awful photos. So you guys think I should have used "S mode", instead?