This Blur is killing me!

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When I try and take an action shot inside or out i can never get a crispt shot without it blurring. I increase the shutter speed but taking action shots but can't seem to get it right. Any tips?
 

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What shutter speeds are you using ?

Any example images with notation of ISO and Shutter Speed ?

Have you practiced panning ?

Have you looked into faster lenses ?
 

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How much have you increased the shutter speed and what action are you trying to stop? It would be better if you posted a pic as an example.
 

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^ or if its not any of the parameters suggested, maybe its a shifty lens..
 
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lol ok so i'm new to this whole thing...i'm trying to post pictures but its not letting me..
 

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Upload the images to a image hosting site, like Photobucket or Flickr. Copy the URL to the image, and put it in between
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My feeling is this: set the camera's ISO level to 500,640,or 800 as the STARTING POINT for the majority of action shooting when using "consumer" cameras and consumer zoom lenses. More-modern cameras, made within the last 4 years, are pretty decent at 800 to 1,250 ISO. As the light levels drop in the afternoon, it is quite often necessary to elevate the ISO to 1,600...ESPECIALLY if your camera has a slowish lens, like say a 70-300 f/4~5.6 or the newer f/4.5~5.6 lens.

Second thing--as most consumer zooms are zoomed out, the max aperture lets in less light, down to as little at f/5.6 or even f/6.3....so, keeping the lens at the shorter end, or perhaps in the middle of the zoom range on lenses like the 80-400 Nikon or 100-400 Canon, will keep the aperture at f/5 or f/5.3.

It is better to have a slight bit of noise and a crisp, stop-motion image, than a low-noise, ISO 200 shot with smeared motion.

One tried and true method for better action shots is to get a "fast" lens, like a 50mm f/1.8 or 85/1.8. A lens with a wide, light-gathering aperture value of f/1.8 to f/2 will allow for fast shutter speeds. At ranges of 30 to 100 feet, there is PLENTY of depth of field to allow use of the lens at f/1.8 or f/2.
 
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Which of the 47 different Canon digital and film Rebels do you have?

Xs, XSi, XTi, T3, T3i, T2i, T1i.........?
 

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Which of the 47 different Canon digital and film Rebels do you have?

Xs, XSi, XTi, T3, T3i, T2i, T1i.........?

Oy...
 
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I have the Canon Rebel T1i
 

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My money is on dof
 

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My money is on F1.8!!!!!! Lets get specific here!
 

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