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Old 02-03-2012, 08:45 PM #1
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Why are my Photos coming out like this..

Ive cleaned my lens as well as cleaned the inside of the camera opening...and still i get the blurryness on the corners of my photos.any help would be appreciated
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:58 PM #2
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can you share the exif data..? what lens and camera you're using as well.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:01 PM #3
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Stop your aperture down. instead of f/4.2, try f/8 or f/11
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:15 PM #4
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thanks for the info guys...im using a nikon d90 with the kit lens 18-105 1:3.5-5.6

edit...The problem has to lie with the lens because when I use my 70-300 or 70-200 i dont get any blurring on any of the edges of the photos...what can cause my lens to do this??? i dont see any signs of smudges or anything on either the front, back or middle lens

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Old 02-03-2012, 10:20 PM #5
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its your depth of focus because you are focusing on the farthest part of the gun from you and the depth of field you are using is too narrow. Try shooting at f8 and atleast 1/250th and post what happens. I would not write off the lens just yet because you may not be having the problems with your telephoto because focal length on the lens and distance between the lens and the subject also have a big effect on the depth of field.
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:54 AM #6
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Also I think it could just be standard distortion and softness around the outside of the lens
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:16 AM #7
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Also I think it could just be standard distortion and softness around the outside of the lens
But why only on the left side of my images...if it was standard distortion wouldn't it be around the hole outside of my shot?
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:49 AM #8
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looks like you dropped your camera...? aka changed the angle of the lens on the body slightly, thats what id guess.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:55 AM #9
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Camera was never dropped nor the lens..my equipment is very valuable and can't see myself wanting to buy a new setup because of carelessness... But if the camera was mis-aligned then my other lens would be giving me the same problem which they are not.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:22 PM #10
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The lens mount may be bent and its moving the glass on the left side further from the sensor, causing it to blur. The 18-105 has a plastic mount so its possible its bent, or one of your elements is misaligned.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:33 PM #11
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try a different lens, i noticed a huge difference when i started using a premium lens with my old D90
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:24 AM #12
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it's honestly something i've never seen before. it's not distortion or motion blur, it's not a shallow dof that's causing it, i'm not sure what to tell you. contact nikon and see if they have any insight..?
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Old 02-06-2012, 01:17 AM #13
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Since the field of focus isn't following a plane or a curve, I'm inclined to say there's a misaligned lens element at play.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:18 AM #14
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I'll take it to my local photo shop and see what they tell me. I've also taken new photos with my other lens that I'll post up when I get home so you can see the difference...there is no blurry ness other than the aperture blur...which also leads me to believe its the lens that might be bad..
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Since the field of focus isn't following a plane or a curve, I'm inclined to say there's a misaligned lens element at play.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:23 PM #16
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I have a d90 and have shot with the kit lens, this looks to me like standard softness around the edges. For this particular lens. The kit lens is a 3.5-5.6 and judging by the photo, I'm guessing you did not have it straight at the 18mm focal length thus subjecting yourself to smaller apertures. My suggestion to you is to either take photos in better light or with a flash at apertures around f8 if you can. This will make ensure the Dof (depth of field) is not too shallow to cover your subject. If you dont have a flash unit available, use a regular lamp and set white balance accordingly. If its still an issue you can always up your iso. Just get that aperture to around f8. Another note is the kit lens is a crop sensor lens where as to the 70-200 is a full frame therefore covering an area greater then your sensor resulting in no "softness" around the edges.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:28 PM #17
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But why only on the left side of my images...if it was standard distortion wouldn't it be around the hole outside of my shot?
Not true. Look closely at the photo. You can see very clearly the blurred edges of the white and pink marker but look closely at the reg on the blue and orange one. Also look at the back cap of the darker green one. This could def be just shallow depth. Also, If your using autofocus, see what your focus points are set to.
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Does the D90 have micro adjustment? I did on my 7D. Could be it.

Otherwise, I'd go with shallow depth-of-field. That close, it's pretty thin.
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Old 02-14-2012, 09:33 AM #19
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Sorry to pipe in on an old thread. Did you read ken rockwell's review of this lens? The edge softness is a pretty well known problem for this lens.

Could the camera shop fix it?
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Old 02-14-2012, 11:06 AM #20
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I've taken some more pics with the lens and took almost all the advise given...with a variation of different outcomes...some came out fine but always some hint of blurry-ness around the edges...I read up on some of the review of the lens and have found out that many people have the problem but some have found a way to work around it and still get clear pictures...I guess I have to mess with it and see what works the best....I want to thank all of you guys for helping me out with this lens...I'm much obliged.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:20 PM #21
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If you aren't happy send it back. An element could have shifted in shipping. Also they crank these things out now, QC isnt what it used to be. It's not like the old days when Nikon had their lenses blessed by Shinto priests.
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