NEX-6 and focusing on toddler??

Started May 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
davect01
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Re: NEX-6 and focusing on toddler??
In reply to Jonn Quest, May 20, 2013

Jonn Quest wrote:

I've been trying to get pictures of my 1.5 year old nephew with my NEX-6 and Kit 16-50PZ lens.  Indoors the shots are coming out really soft, nearly out of focus.  Outside they are fine.

I checked the data on the photos and inside, without flash, using P mode, I'm at ISO2500-3200 aperature usually around 4.5 and shutter speed at 1/60.

What mode should I be using so I get in focus shots?  Should I just forget the notion of no flash and use the flash in bounce mode?  Please advise as I'm ready to sell the camera and buy a small DSLR so I don't have to fight so much.  I'm sure it's something I'm doing wrong though.......

Thanks

As mentioned this is not really the perfect lens for this kind of shot.  Low light requiring ISO over 2500+, a moving subject, and shooting at f4.5 are just  not good conditions.  
The suggestions above should help out, but you really need a faster lens.

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