So my Canon XTi came with a single lens, the kit lens. an 18-55 non-IS lens. Either I have Parkinson's, the lens is crap, or I'm holding the camera wrong. I went to the zoo today. Lots of opportunities for shots of wildlife. Even taking into consideration the distance from the animals (can't zoom in terribly far with a 55mm lens), you'd think I'd be able to get at least... I dunno, a few shots that weren't completely blurry. You'd be wrong. Any shot of an animal is, essentially, a blurry mess. Perhaps my settings are messed up? If you're just shooting pictures of wildlife, what aperture setting should I be tooling around with? The camera was set on Aperture Priority mode, set around f/8.0 most of the day. Another thing; inside the exhibits, even with ISO 1600 on, exposure times ranged from 1/5 to half a second. I've found that if my camera is hand-held at those shutter speeds, the pictures are nigh-on worthless. And, sure enough, loading up the pics today confirm that. So, what's the correct way to hold the camera? Maybe I just need to learn to balance better or something. Or breathe less. Or both. I'm so frustrated right now. A nice day at the zoo, ruined because it looks like beer goggles got into my camera.