Hello I a new to posting her but not new to this site. Today I shot some pool pictures it was the Physics Float a Boat comp so there was alot to shoot. Anyway when I got my pictures back I notice alot of hazing on the right side of the pictue, looks like a thin coat of vasoline smudge.I can't see any thing on the lens or camera. I use the 24-70 as my everyday lens this is the forst time I noticed it.
Always helps to post an image for members to see. It could be anything from a glare off the water to a problem with the shutter. Start by shooting some more images with the same lens in different light and see if the problem is still there
Don’t crop the image – Resize the image so that it is 1200 pixels x 800 pixels or smaller - then save it as a JEPG – you will then be able to adjust the JEPG compression (somewhere between 6 and 8 will probably work) to reduce the file size to less than 300kb.
You can pop an image into your gallery without doing any processing on it. That's probably the best way to do it. The gallery will resize the image for you. Then there's an easy way to get a small version in the forum post with a link to the original.
Thanks I upload three pictures to my gallery. You can see the right lower side is blurry. Looks like I smudged my mirror or something but is isn't visable when I get inside the camera. Thanks for the input I appreciate.
Ok so I am all thumbs when it comes to this stuff. Photos are in my gallery. I haven't checked my other lens yet. What do you suggest I do to check it? Shoot wide open against a white background? Thanks
I am now able to view your images. I have to be honest, I really couldn't see anything that you describe. I see that your images were 98kb. I suspect that under sampling could filter out what you saw. For posting in forums there is a 300kb limit while the gallery allows 1mb images. I would suggest that you repost in your gallery with larger images. Were you able to reproduce your problem with a different lens?
It could be fogging on the lens as suggested above or it could have just been the way the sun reflected off of the water.
Another thing that could cause something like this - is if something came between the camera and the subjects that were close enough to the camera to come out as just a sharp drop in contrast. This would be a little like shooting through a fence with a telephoto lens – If the fence is close and the subject is far off the fence could be rendered so far out of focus that it is invisible but it will still take away contrast from the subject.
Could this be a towel or swim suit that just caught the edge of the frame?
Are these pool shots the only shots that you have seen this?
Have you done any shooting with that camera and lens since?
I would just shoot as you normally do and see if this happens again.
Hi, I looked and could really only see a slight problem in the image with the lad in the water at the RHS. As others have suggested, water environment, indoors, possibly condensation? The only way is to test, but not against a white wall. You need a subject that will enable you to see if the image is affected in the same way. Preferably in good light. If you still get the same problem then, other than cleaning the sensor, I cannot think what it might be - sorry.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. It may just be the reflection and or condinsation. I live in San Clemente we really don't have much humidity to speak of. I have had this camera since it came out and work I have worked the crud out of it. I think it is time for a great back up camera!Pondering either the D4 or maybe a combination of the D800 & D600. My passion is low light dance and cheer. But I am asked to do team pictures and sporting events and it would be good to have a like my D300 that I can bang around.
I think I see what you're asking about. Unfortunately, the images are kind of hard to diagnose due to the content. If you have some images that have constant color and exposure across the frame, that would help a lot.
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>I think I see what you're asking about. Unfortunately, the >images are kind of hard to diagnose due to the content. If >you have some images that have constant color and exposure >across the frame, that would help a lot.
Probably me being ignorant, but I would have thought that constant colour and exposure would not reveal anything. I think what would be needed is some image with texture and detail in it otherwise any blurring would not be easy to distinguish.
I do see the smudge on one or two images. My initial reaction is it looks like fogging of moist warm air on a cool lens. It could also be water drops or something similar that is far out of focus.
One idea is to check the sensor and check both ends of the lens. While unlikely, its possible to have something on the end of the lens inside the camera. I've seen a test with a water drop sized post-it note showing up as a soft blur.
One possible reason for not seeing the problem later is a water droplet could have dried.