Please solve my dilemma

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  1. LiveStrong2009

    LiveStrong2009 TPF Noob!

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    Well, today was the first day that I experimented with my Canon 70-200 f/4 lens. 95% of my photos were blurred. Is this due to the lack of IS? I am not sure what to do now, I ordered from Adorama.com which allows a 14day return policy. I am contemplating returning the lens and purchasing a different lens. Perhaps a standard zoom rather than telephoto. Does anybody have suggestions?

    My price limit is about $650.00, I am rather disappointed in the outcome of this, I would really appreciate any suggestions.

    At this point, I am planning on returning the lens. If The cost of a new lens is not as much as the 70-200 I have right now, I may also buy a 50mm 1.8 or something similar.

    I am leaving for vacation in about 3 weeks, so I really need to find and research a lens quickly.
     
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    shmne No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Need to know more specifics.

    What shutter speed were you shooting at? Post a photo and the exif data and we'll be able to help you.
     
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    Without knowing the situation, seeing the images and checking the exif data it's hard to give you any advice. What I do know is that 95% of the time it is operator error. If you bought a lens without IS you need to know how to use it.
    Do you have a cheap filter on it?
    Are you using a fast enough shutter speed?
    Are you holding the camera correctly?
     
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    Don't be silly. It's never the user's fault. :er:
     
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    If that's the case then I'm sending all my gear back damn it!:grumpy:
     
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    sh*t happens!
     
  7. LiveStrong2009

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    Alright, Here is an example.

    [​IMG]

    F-Number - 4.5
    Shutter Speed- 1/320
    ISO- 100

    I doubt the filter is the issue, it is neither top of the line nor the least expensive. I have used the same brand before with a different size filter.

    I think that my camera holding technique is also fine, I have been shooting for quite a while and have followed the suggestions mentioned in the book I read.
     
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    That answers my question well, thank you for your feedback.
     
  9. shmne

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    Can you post a larger version, I'm not seeing any motion blur with such a tiny size :(

    That flying bug looks out of focus, not motion blurred.
     
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    [​IMG]
    F Number- f/4
    Shutter Speed- 1/250
    ISO- 500

    [​IMG]
    F Number- f/4
    Shutter Speed- 1/250
    ISO- 100
     
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    The Flying bug is just a sweet coincidence that it popped into the pic. All of the vegetation is also blurred.

    The other pics I posted show it a little bit better.
     
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    So you're basically shooting wide open, and stuff is blurry.

    Yep, it's a faulty lens.
     

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