Firstly I am new here and I have just got the Nikon D7000!
I know that this camera is far beyond what i am capable of, my theory is to learn and grow into it rather than to out grow it and have to buy another within a few years!
Ok down to my issue, As my knowledge is basic, go easy on me please - layman speak is best
I have got the 18-55m VR lens attached (the only one i currently have) and I am taking photos both indoor and out.
Outdoor: i took a shot of my street, looking down through houses and cars, once loaded up into my PC and i started to zoom on the pic, the detail was very quickly lost and it became grainy and useless.
indoor: a very similar problem, Took a photo of a model boat and then loaded it onto my PC, started to zoom and the detail was lost very quickly.
I have tried messing with the ISO 100-1600, selected aperture priority and used a larger Fstop (even though I'm not entirely sure on how to set this effectively)
So, how do i take an outdoor shot of my street and then when i load it onto my PC and try zooming to different parts of the image it remains clear and crisp (i.e. a chimney) and secondly, how do i then take a picture of a model boat from standing above it, indoors, so when i zoom in on the detail it remains sharp...?
Sun 29-Apr-12 09:49 PM | edited Sun 29-Apr-12 11:26 PM by Gamecocks
I'm certainly not an expert but from what I understand if your trying to view a zoomed in picture on the pc monitor with crisp detail it just isn't going to happen because of the resolution difference.
You didn't say what zoom you are at when the detail is lost. If the detail was clear and crisp following the transfer as you increase the zoom you'll start losing detail. I've read that to get a clear detail on a large zoom would require a screen several feet in size. You could hook your camera up to the tv and see what happen.
Hopefully, a more technical response will be forthcoming from better informed members. Good luck.
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Welcome to Nikonians. And congratulations on your D7000 purchase. I'll just add that uploading the pictures in question will help other people help with a specific problem.
Its pretty easy. Using ViewNx2 select the photo and click the convert file option. Pick Jpeg and change the pixel size to what is allowed to posted on the forum is what i do. You can also crop the photo to show what detail your losing and then convert it and upload it to your gallery.
From the gallery open the photo and scroll down a bit until you see the forum link portion and it will give you some text to copy and paste into the forum box.
What size JPEG are you shooting? Make sure you're shooting Large, Fine. Zooming in on any image will make it break up if you zoom far enough. How much are you zooming?
The boat model shot is underexposed which causes more "noise" or grain. The outside shot is a very contrasty scene so again parts of it are underexposed. Shoot a more evenly lit scene. The photos are really too small to evaluate sharpness and "grain". Also, turn off Active D-Lighting; it messes with exposure.
There is also something called depth of field (DOF). This describes how much of the image is in acceptable focus, front to back, and depends on the aperture (f/stop) used. Small apertures (larger numbers like f/22) give more DOF than larger apertures (e.g. f/2.8). DOF also depends on subject distance; the further away, the more DOF.
The boat model image was taken at f/5.6 and you were fairly close. The DOF would be small because of this, so only a short section of the boat would be "in focus".