New here.. Dark Pictures with pixels showing?

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  1. S40T5Lover

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    Hey guys, I'm new here and I have a Nikon D50.. Sometimes when I'll take a pic in a little bit darker lighting in the dark spots the picture will almost "show the pixels" as in it makes it look grainy... Is there a name for this and how can I avoid it?

    Thanks guys!:thumbup:
     
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    It's called noise and it's unavoidable with digital cameras because of an inherent property of digital image sensors. It happens in dark places in your photos when you use longer exposures or high ISOs.

    If you want to avoid it for some exposures, you'll need to spend $3000 for the D700. If you want to avoid it completely and don't have $3000, use film. That's half the reason I just bought a film camera.
     
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    Dial down your ISO and aperature and increase your shutter speed.
     
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    Good lord, do you need any light for that 50mm f1.8?
     
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    What do ya mean?
     
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    It does rock. One of my favorite lenses. Very sharp
     
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    I meant, like you hardly need any light for that thing right?
     
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    It shoots very well in low light.
     
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    That's backwards. To get the shot in lower light environments, dial UP the ISO and INCREASE aperture size (decrease numerically) to increase shutter speed. ;) :)
     
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    Actually, a lot depends on the camera it sits on too. Yeah, you will need light, just not as much. But, you'll need a LOT more light than I will with my coming D700 and current 85mm F/1.4 combination... lol
     

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