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User currently offlineLufthansi From Germany, joined May 2002, 454 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

Hello everybody.

Since I am shooting with my D30 I only get rejections. For right as I think. Using the automatic mode usually creates crap. And since a few days a have very very much noise in my pics. So I don't need to try to get them here. I also have some bad spots from dust or so. I only can clean the objective from the outside of course. But I can clearly see dust inside the objective at the lenses. I don't know if there's something at the sensor too. I don't have the AC power suplly cable for the camera and therefore I cannot choose the sensor cleaning mode. What causes noise? We have difficult weather theses days in Paris. Strong storm with fast changing light conditions as the clouds are hunting by. I tried to get a "landmap" of the dustspots by photographing a white paper. But nothing appears. I only see it when taking normal pictures. Maybe the flash is too strong and makes everything white on the paper. I really would like to change from my bad Casio QV5700 to this newer one. But the results are horrible. If I don't make a qustom white balance by photographing a white paper at the current light conditions and use this pic as refernce for the white balance all pictures are green, blue or red. The presettings for cloudy, sunny or other conditions don't work well too.

I see a lot of spotters at CDG these days near the hilton hotel and the Concorde. Maybe one of you is reading this. I would like to give you my camera for a try. You can insert your own chip and of course you can grap all the pics you've taken for to upload them here. Maybe you want to try your own objective on my body?

I got 13 acceptions (and 150 rejections...) at a.net. Still no luck with my D30. Do you see a clear failure of mine? Any help is really appreciated as it makes no more fun to shot with this kind of results nad receive rejections only.

Here you can see, what I mean. Don't tell me the pics look really stupid. I know that.












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User currently offlineMorvious From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

If you want to check if you have dust spots on the sensor, you need to take a photo of the blue sky above you!

Set the camera at F22 I beleve, manual focus to your feet on the ground, aim to the sky and take a photo!
If you take a photo with flash on a white paper, in auto mode, you will not see any dust at all!

When seeing your post above, it seems you have 2 giant spots (See the united image)
Also, it looks you were shooting trough a window, and I saw you were shooting in auto mode.. Both are no good!!

PS, do you mean 30D or D30?? Just a question!



have a good day, Stefan van Hierden
User currently offlineLufthansi From Germany, joined May 2002, 454 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

I wasn't shooting through a window! And yes, it's the D30. I was sitting in the car, put the window down and took the pics.


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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

Quoting Lufthansi (Thread starter):
Using the automatic mode usually creates crap.

Don't use AUTO mode, the camera can switch ISOs on you to something too high, which might cause some grain.

Quoting Morvious (Reply 1):
Set the camera at F22 I beleve, manual focus to your feet on the ground, aim to the sky and take a photo!

Set your camera to AV mode, set f16 or higher, set manual focus to infinite, don't focus at your feet, take a picture of clear sky or some bright clouds.

Set your white balance to Auto for now, you can learn to set a custom one later.


User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

I could be wrong with this, but in some of the pics it looks like the shutter speed might be too fast? At least with my camera if I set the shutter too fast I get dingy gray looking photos, with blurred and inaccurate colours. What quality settings are you using with the camera? Are you shooting in RAW or using JPEG compression? Too much compression will grain the photos. And like the others said make sure you lock your ISO to 200 or certainly no higher than 400 for best results as far as grain goes. Just some thoughts.


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User currently offlineLufthansi From Germany, joined May 2002, 454 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

Ok. I removed my objective and had a look through it with my eye. I can clearly focus a lot of lints inside the objective. I opened it with a tiny screwdriver but I cannot open the lens assemblies as they're hold together with adhesive. HTF did the lints get in there??? I can see them from the front as well very well... Has anybody an idea on how to rescue the objective? It's a Canon Zoom lens EF 28-80mm 1:3.5-5.6 or isn't it worth to sent it somewhere because it's not a white lens? It makes no sense to shoot with it anymore in this condition I think. I've been to many stores now but non of them supports Canon. They all sell the EOS 350D but that's all. No batteries, no adapters for plugs... But now I know it's the objective and not the sensor. So what would you do? Buy a new one? Please make some advices which one you would prefer from eBay. Please imagine, that I am 21 years old and just a mechanic and no millionaire.

I tried with the clear blue sky and the white clouds. But sorry, non of it is available here at the moment. So I made a shot of me in front of a white wall. And now you can check out the lints...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c184/lufthansi/IMG_3124.jpg

Quoting JeffM (Reply 3):
Don't use AUTO mode, the camera can switch ISOs on you to something too high, which might cause some grain.

Did I got it right? The higher the ISO the more noise I will have?

Thank you for your help!



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User currently offlineLufthansi From Germany, joined May 2002, 454 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Hey! Come on! You are the profis! Please gimme some advice!


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User currently offlineMorvious From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 707 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Quoting JeffM (Reply 3):
Set your camera to AV mode, set f16 or higher, set manual focus to infinite, don't focus at your feet, take a picture of clear sky or some bright clouds.

Ah, well, it works for me Jeff  Wink
Thanks for correcting me!



have a good day, Stefan van Hierden
User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

Yes, the higher the ISO the greater the noise, also if you have the ISO set high the camera will try to correct the exposure by speeding up the shutter. In my opinion the combination of the two may well be your problem. I'm not sure how long you have had the camera, but I have found myself in the past that it pays off to really read the manual it came with and do some experimentation with settings before you try taking pics of things you really want good images of. From your examples it appears that you have some good spotting locations, so I'm sure once you get the camera setting figured out you should get some great shots. And if you don't manage to get all of the spots cleaned from your lens you may at least be able to clone them out in photoshop. Just my $0.02


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