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I took this picture of the squirrel with my telephoto lens and all the pictures came out with the edges blurry and the center somewhat in focus...Anyone have a clue what I am doing wrong? I am using a Nikon Coolpix 8700 with the telephoto attachment and the "Close-up" setting on the camera. Sorry for such a noob question, but all help is appreciated...
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Nothing to fix...cool effect :mrgreen:

Actually, I'm not sure. Kinda looks like lens flare? It's possible the glass on your telephoto attachment is just poorly made. Unfortunately, wide glass has a tendancy to be soft around the edges if poorly made?

I'd like to hear any other opinions also :)
 
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woodsac said:
Nothing to fix...cool effect :mrgreen:

Actually, I'm not sure. Kinda looks like lens flare? It's possible the glass on your telephoto attachment is just poorly made. Unfortunately, wide glass has a tendancy to be soft around the edges if poorly made?

I'd like to hear any other opinions also :)

Thanks! I will keep working with it...
 

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Is it possible with your Nikon to zoom while your shooting a picture? Like once you press the shutter, can you still zoom in or out? It looks a lot like a zoomer.
 
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woodsac said:
Is it possible with your Nikon to zoom while your shooting a picture? Like once you press the shutter, can you still zoom in or out? It looks a lot like a zoomer.

Nope, I just tried it and I could not zoom and take a pix at the same time...I will have to keep working on it...
 

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with the telephoto attachment and the "Close-up" setting on the camera

That sounds like your problem right there.

Those attachments are not the best quality to start with.
 

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Is the telephoto adaptor screwed on properly and not miss threaded? Is the glass clean and free from finger prints and smudges?

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for me make more darker for the subject..

but i like the effect
 

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Is the effect maybe due to the "close-up" setting? i have a +3 close up filter for my SLR which has a similar effect on my photos, especially if what I am shooting is more than a few inches away from the lens... i think the "close-up" setting might be for more macro-type photography. Have you tried the telephoto attachment on a different setting with similar results?
 
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JTHphoto said:
Is the effect maybe due to the "close-up" setting? i have a +3 close up filter for my SLR which has a similar effect on my photos, especially if what I am shooting is more than a few inches away from the lens... i think the "close-up" setting might be for more macro-type photography. Have you tried the telephoto attachment on a different setting with similar results?

Yes, I have tried different settings and gotten the same result...what really confuses me is the first time I used the lens, I got a perfect picture...no fuzzy edges at all. I am going to try using it again today and try to change my focal viewpoint...will let you guys know if it helps. Thanks for all the suggestions and comments!
 

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