First trip to the zoo with my slr

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  1. jlykins

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    I just took a trip to the zoo with my new d40 and a 55-200vr lens. I am a deffinate newbie so go easy on me. :D
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    sorry i screwed up I posted the pre-photoshopped photo's here are the right ones.

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    I like the colors...can you provide your settings? They look a little noisy and this might be an ISO setting that needs to be adjusted from Auto to 200 or so.
     
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    Ahh, just noticed...D40, I think that is a fully auto SLR, right? I don't know if that has an ISO adjustment or not...someone else will need to step in here.
     
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    here are the settings for the orange bird:
    Nikon D40
    2007/12/30 05:46:34.1
    JPEG (8-bit) Fine
    Image Size: 1024 x 1055
    Color
    Lens: VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6 G
    Focal Length: 150mm
    Digital Vari-Program: Auto (Flash Off)
    Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
    1/20 sec - F/5.3
    Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
    Sensitivity: ISO 1600
    Optimize Image:
    White Balance: Auto
    AF Mode: AF-A
    Flash Sync Mode:
    Flash Mode:
    Auto Flash Comp:
    Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
    Tone Comp.: Auto
    Hue Adjustment: 0°
    Saturation: Auto
    Sharpening: Auto
    Image Comment:
    Long Exposure NR: Off
    VR Control: On
    High ISO NR: Off

    Here are are the settings for the other bird:
    Nikon D40
    2007/12/30 05:41:58.6
    JPEG (8-bit) Fine
    Image Size: 1364 x 1181
    Color
    Lens: VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6 G
    Focal Length: 200mm
    Digital Vari-Program: Auto (Flash Off)
    Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
    1/15 sec - F/5.6
    Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
    Sensitivity: ISO 1600
    Optimize Image:
    White Balance: Auto
    AF Mode: AF-A
    Flash Sync Mode:
    Flash Mode:
    Auto Flash Comp:
    Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
    Tone Comp.: Auto
    Hue Adjustment: 0°
    Saturation: Auto
    Sharpening: Auto
    Image Comment:
    Long Exposure NR: Off
    VR Control: On
    High ISO NR: Off


    And here are the settings for the Cat:
    Nikon D40
    2007/12/30 06:40:09
    JPEG (8-bit) Fine
    Image Size: 1495 x 1872
    Color
    Lens: VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6 G
    Focal Length: 175mm
    Digital Vari-Program: Auto (Flash Off)
    Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
    1/8 sec - F/5.6
    Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
    Sensitivity: ISO 1600
    Optimize Image:
    White Balance: Auto
    AF Mode: AF-A
    Flash Sync Mode:
    Flash Mode:
    Auto Flash Comp:
    Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
    Tone Comp.: Auto
    Hue Adjustment: 0°
    Saturation: Auto
    Sharpening: Auto
    Image Comment:
    Long Exposure NR: Off
    VR Control: On
    High ISO NR: Off
     
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    Well without looking past ISO I can see one of your biggest problems...ISO!

    I also notice that your NR is off...trying turning it on if you can't adjust the ISO to a lower level.
     
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    Thank you. I was planning on shooting christmas lights, and I didn't change anything from being outside to being inside taking the bird and cat pics. Honestlly I'm so new I just put the camera in no flash mode to take the pics outside and it didn't work out very well for me, but that's why I posted them, to see what I can do better. Thanks for the tips and input.
     
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    jlykins, While your pictures loaded on my slow connection I went on down the page and was reading the comments. When I came to 150mm @ 1/20 sec, and 200mm @ 1/15 sec, and finally175mm @ 1/8.....I was expecting to see some motion in your images. I could never shoot that slow without lots of wasted shots. I've been thinking about a Nikon SLR, these shots are encouraging. Is that a motion compensating lense? ron
     
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    Yes, it is a VR lens...VR stands for Vibration Reduction. His lens is a VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6 G.
     
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    N'Kolor, does than lense give you 3 or 4 steps in shutter speed? I think thats impressive, isn't it? I don't see motion at all. Did he mention a tripod?
     
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    No tripod. I was just holding my hands as steady as I could. I love the lens, all of the pics I have taken with it in daytime light conditions turned out nice. Here is a pic I took right after I got the lens at christmas. It's of my dad.
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    Nikon D40
    2007/12/25 03:44:22.2
    JPEG (8-bit) Fine
    Image Size: Medium (2256 x 1496)
    Color
    Lens: VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6 G
    Focal Length: 145mm
    Digital Vari-Program: Auto
    Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
    1/60 sec - F/5.3
    Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
    Sensitivity: ISO 400
    Optimize Image:
    White Balance: Auto
    AF Mode: AF-A
    Flash Sync Mode: Front Curtain
    Flash Mode: Built-in, i-TTL-BL
    Auto Flash Comp: 0 EV
    Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
    Tone Comp.: Auto
    Hue Adjustment: 0°
    Saturation: Auto
    Sharpening: Auto
    Image Comment:
    Long Exposure NR: Off
    VR Control: On
    High ISO NR: Off
     

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