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Hi. I have a Pentax MZ-M manual SLR camera. It's been a long time since I've regularly used a manual camera, so I'm passingly familiar with it's controls but not great.

I would like some advice on how to take sports photos; specifically hockey, in an indoor arena, with reasonably bright lighting and no flash (700 or 400 film). I do alright in terms of having well-lit shots, and if the players are relatively stationary, but they come out very blurry otherwise. Help? Advice? General technique?
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From:queen_of_ena
Date:May 25th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
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if it's an SLR you should be able to adjust your shutter speed.

Next to the ASA dial there should be numbers such as 1/4x 1/2x (up to 4x or higher).

For action shots you'll want the smaller numbers, try anything from 1x down.

good luck.
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