Question about Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens

2 Answers

Group Picture out of focus

I have a Nikon D80 and when I take a group picture of approx. 6 across, the people on the end are out of focus. What am I doing wrong?

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 24 Answers

For group photo happiness:

* Use the widest angle available on your zoom lens for group shots. Longer focal lengths make the depth-of-field problem worse. Step closer to the group to fill the frame.

* Use a moderate aperture, somewhere between f/5.6 and f/11. f-stops beyond f/11 can make more things appear to have the same amount of focus, but actual resolution drops due to diffraction.

* Arrange the group so that all the faces are at or near the same plane, and your camera is perpendicular to that plane. So, if P is a person, C is your camera, and - is just space,

PPPPPP


----C----


and not

PPPPPP


C--------


* Using fill-in flash can improve the look of outdoor portraits.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Hi ....what aperature are you using?? Group photos often need a an F-stop of 14 or higher... meaning smaller aperature. This of course requires good light and a tripod, though. It just sounds like you need a larger depth of field.

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens: My nikon d80 will not auto focus when I push the s...


The r11 is in the lower right of the top LCD or view finder that is in the D80 manual page 36 it speaks about the buffer. The r with a number is how many shots the buffer at that moment can handle. It is not an error message. For auto focus issue is the lens in AF as well as the camera?

May 17, 2010 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

1 Answer

I have nikon d80 the lens makes a funny noise and won't focus for a picture


Not sure this will help you: In AF-S mode, the camera will not shoot until it acquires focus. Look on page 29 of the D80 manual. Now, does another lens make the same noise of only this lens. Can you try the lens on another camera? What this is attempting to do is eliminate the camera or, the lens, that way you know where to go next.

Apr 25, 2010 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

1 Answer

When the camera is turned on view window is not lit up viewing is dark and grey hard to focus but still takes a good picture?


Do you mean the viewfinder or the lcd-screen?
The Nikon D80 does not have a 'live-view' mode to watch the picture you're about to take on the LCD-screen. It's a semi-professional camera not to be used like a standard 'point-and-shoot' digital camera.
If it is the viewfinder that's out of focus, try adjusting the dial to the right of the viewfinder. It might also be that your internal mirror doesn't get powered (in this case you're unable to see the focus areas). In the last case you will have to get the camera serviced by Nikon.

Dec 13, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

1 Answer

When I take a picture of a group of people, 5 or 6 meters, the picture has bad focus, but if I take a picture like portrait, focus is OK.


You need to change the camera from manual to program. you need to setup the camera rather than using auto settings.

Aug 18, 2009 | Pentax Optio E60 Digital Camera

1 Answer

Focus out


You must have your focus set to a single focus point. Try changing your focus setting to automatically set for the 11 points.

As a quick solution, for group shots, move the dial to Auto. Hope this helps.


NOTE: Please rate our help to keep this free service online

May 18, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

1 Answer

D80 Nikon - dark in viewfinder


What you see through the viewfinder is not exactly what you get in your picture. It is possible that your settings are just off in the camera. To make sure that this is the problem, set your settings to Auto and try again.

The red light before the picture is taken is a setting you can turn on to indicate that you have focused correctly. You can turn this off in the menu if this bothers you.

Lastly, I do not think your camera is broken. You just need to read your manual to make sure your settings are correct when you take a picture. Hope this helps.

NOTE: Please rate our help to keep this free service online

May 08, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-200mm...

1 Answer

I was at a basketball game last night and taking pictures with the d80 and the 55-200 lens. All of the pictures I took in auto focus were blurry. I changed it to the S mode with shutter speed at 4000 and...


Hi and welcome to FixYa.

I could go into a long disertation about your camera settings and what you should use, but I should let Ken explain it. I read this a couple of months ago (because I love photography too)! He has some good ideas, tips, tricks and really has the D80 dialed in. You can read it here.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/d80/users-guide/d80-users-guide.pdf

Good luck and have fun with your camera.

Rob

Feb 28, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm Lens Logo

213 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nikon Cameras Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

Ric Donato

Level 2 Expert

225 Answers

Are you a Nikon Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...