Blue Edges on Pictures When Using 3x Zoom and Nikon 5700

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  1. kudzu101

    kudzu101 TPF Noob!

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    I've got a Nikon 5700 that takes marvelous pictures. Sometime back I bought a 3x zoom lens, that gives the camera an overall optical zoom of 24x. I started working with the zoom lens yesterday and am not overly impressed. I notice a blue tinge around the edge of the pictures.

    Why is this and what can be done to eliminate?

    Any particular settings to use on the camera.

    This is showing up with plenty of ambient light (no sunshine) and camera set for 100 ISO and f/4.5. Also using a tripod and remote shutter release.

    Help is appreciated.
     
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    It's chromatic aberration. It happens with cheap optics. No way to fix it.
     
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    Welcome to the Forum.

    Unfortunately you have discovered one of the drawbacks to using a "regular" fixed lens camera. This is why cameras with interchangeable lenses are favored by professional photographers and enthusiasts.

    Since you are shooting digital, you can compose your shots knowing that the edges can easily be cropped off with your image software. Another option is to simply shoot without the adapter and crop the image afterward to get the "zoom" you wanted. You will lose quality this way as well but at least you have control. A tripod will help to get sharper images that will be better for cropping.
     
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    Anyone having good luck with a 3x zoom lens for the 5700?
     
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    the blue is just around the outer edge of the image?
    i have something like that... whenever i zoom in on like a tree or hill, (same lighting situation as you noted, kudzu) i get a blue tinge around the edge of the tree or mountain, but not around the edge of the image.
    i think my problem is different from kudzu's, but are they related? i got the fixed lens stuff going on too, minolta dimage z1 10x(optical)zoom
     
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