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Old Jan 25, 2013, 7:46 PM   #1
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I am a new photographer & i am new in this form too.. i got my first SLR Nikon d7000 with Lens VR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G few weeks ago & started took shoots randomly ..... I notice that photos which i take at night are more sharper then the photos i take in afternoon ....
Attached are the pix i took at afternoon & in night ....

As i am new in photography can any body suggest is this the max result i can get from Nikon D7000 in afternoon or it can be more sharper then this and m doing some mistake ?

Cat photo has following setting:
Lens VR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G
Focal Length : 75mm
Focus Mode : AF-A
AF-Area Mode : Single
VR : ON
AF Fine Tune : OFF
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 8:11 PM   #2
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Any chance you could post two photos that are more alike? Also, if at all possible, it would be most helpful if you could leave the EXIF data intact, or at the very least, provide the exposure info.

Off the top of my head, I'd say that the night shot you took is of a distant subject, while the afternoon shot is of a much closer subject. The difference you may be seeing may be the result of the Depth of Field which is always greater at longer subject distances than at shorter distances.
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 3:50 AM   #3
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Thanx TCav for your reply,

Attached is another photo which i took on same time & with same setting in afternoon.

Following were the setting on Auto mode while take cat pix:
Aperture f/22
Shutter Speed 1/3s
ISO 320
Exposure Mode Aperture Priority
Exposure Comp: OEV

Following were the setting on Auto mode while taking eagle pix:
Aperture f/22
Shutter Speed 1/5s
ISO 320
Exposure Mode Aperture Priority
Exposure Comp: OEV
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Old Jan 26, 2013, 5:13 AM   #4
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anis493- Your shutter speeds are WAY too slow... causing movement/camera shake.
Just to begin with, for general shooting, try using Program "P" and auto iso, or the basic auto mode- the one with the green camera and the word "auto" on the mode dial.
I suspect what you think is Auto is actually Aperture priority mode "A"- hence the f/22..!!

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 5:21 AM   #5
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Hello simon,
I m thinking Mode "A" is auto mode which should set all settings include iso, shutter speed or focal length automatically base on the environment balance. is that right ?

How to configure Auto ISO with Program " P " i can see there is P for Program mode on mode dial but cant figured out how to configure Auto ISO ?

Can you help please ?

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 5:49 AM   #6
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Hello simon,

Auto ISO you mean " Auto ISO Sensitivity Control " ?
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Anis493: Simon's diagnosis is spot-on. Your slow shutter speed is causing camera shake resulting in blurry images. If you are using "A", it stands for Apeture Priority. i.e. you set the aperture, and the camera selects an appropriate shutter speed for a good exposure. Looks like in "A" mode, the aperture was set to f22. Therefore, the camera selected 1/3 of a sec to make a good lighting exposure. But at 1/3rd of a second, you'd need a tripod to keep the camera steady...unless you have ultra steady hands

Using "P" mode is best if you are new new to photography. If you use "A" mode, I'd recommend an aperture setting of f8. As for ISO, I typically use ISO 200 for daytime images.

There are many resources on the internet (inclduing u-tube) that can provide tutorials on aperture. shutter speed, etc. Here's an example: http://shutterstoppers.com/category/photographybasics/

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Old Jan 26, 2013, 9:12 AM   #8
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Simon & Wingman,

Appreciated your valueable guide & tip .. today i got some shots with " P " mode + ISO auto sensitivity ON & loved the result

Following are the results and thanks guys to make my evening ... started loving my D7000

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Very nice Anis...glad to assist you. I especially like the picture of the horse. Good exposure and good angle and good pose. My only recommendation is to straighten the image.

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ahaaa !!

good to find out mistake horse was keep moving his face so thats why i had to take shots in hurry & my hand is not so perfect now
next i will try to be accurate .....

Can we take black & white pix from Nikon D7000 ?

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