to much noise in my pictures

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  1. photo girl

    photo girl TPF Noob!

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    I have the Nikon d-100 camera and my pictures are grainy and not very crisp even at a 8x10 print size. I have a friend that has the Cannon 10D and her pictures are always clearer than mine. What am I doing wrong.

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    I don't know much about the d100, but check your ISO settings (if it's for example at 1600 I guess you'll get fine grain).
     
  3. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Please post some examples along with the settings used (ISO, shutter speed...etc), that will help us to get a better idea.
     
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    I know my ISO is set at 200, my White balance is set on overcast or cloudy. If I'm thinking right my settings were at 60 and F11 but I really don't remember. I don't know if it would do any good to show you a sample because you would have to enlarge it to an 8x10 or 11x14 to see what I am talking about
     
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    If you provide a 100% crop it would be the easiest way to determine your issue.

    I do find that even when you shoot ISO200, if you have to correct much, you can get a decent increase in noise.
     
  6. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    Maybe you should consider changing to Canon. :D

    Sorry, I just had to.
     
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    (Hush guys, next thing you know she'll do a Google search and find about Helicon Noise filter, Neat Image, or Noiseware.. all free downloads... not to mention what "Sharpening" is for!)
     
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    Have you checked your resolution quality? Even a 10 Megapix camera will not get good resolution if its set on the lowest size/fastest save file.
     

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