I have a Canon 1100D and a 50mm f/1.8 lens. Seems like the camera insists on shooting at default aperture, but I won't have it, since that results in a mostly blurred video. How can I adjust the aperture?

  • Yes you can, I would consider looking in the manual for your Canon 1100D May 20, 2015 at 10:47
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    It looks like the manual is available here. May 22, 2015 at 4:32

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Okay, so it turns out that the shutter change is automatic depending on the amount of light available. You cannot alter the shutter manually. What this means in practical terms is that, with room lightning you are 99% guaranteed that you're shooting wide open, which just blurs everything and makes the video mode pretty much unusable. Thanks Canon.

  • In M mode, you can change the aperture.
    – kazanaki
    Jul 5, 2015 at 18:29

Blurriness is also affected by focus.

Apart from the aperture make sure that you have focused on your subject. (Again read the manual on how to do this)

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