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Paul O mahony

How to Get Good Night Pictures

i own a Fujifilm Finepix s5000 and when taking night pictures they come out all blurry. Will a tripod solve this and/or am I zooming in too close?

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10/9/2004 9:08:05 PM

Bob Cammarata
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/17/2003
  If you are talking about shooting night scenes in available light, the blurriness could be the result of one of two things: Camera movement due to a slow shutter speed, or the lighting is too dim for your AF to work.
Try switching to manual focus to see if that helps. And, YES, use a tripod for night scenes ... always!

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10/10/2004 10:29:52 AM

Maverick Creatives
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/1/2004
  Hello Paul,
I also use a Fuji S5000 and have no problems shooting in "Night Mode". Therefore, I'm assuming that the use of a tripod will solve your problem. The autofocus in night mode on this model camera is rated very good.

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10/11/2004 6:02:15 AM

Diane Dupuis
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/27/2003
  Hi Paul (and Bob and Gary!)
I also have the S5000. Haven't tried too many night shots, but I would definitely agree with Gary that by setting to night mode and using a tripod (and even the timer) might help. Let us know how it goes!

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10/11/2004 7:27:35 PM

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