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Soft or blurry photographs

I have a Nikon D70 with a 18-70 mm lens and a SB 60 flash. I mostly use P mode and have been getting photographs with either soft or blurry images. I reset to factory settings but this did not solve the problem. What could it be. I used to get crisp photos almost every time.

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  • Randy Wheatley
    Randy Wheatley May 11, 2010

    tannero,

    Did you shoot in automatic prior to using program mode? If you are experimenting with depth of field?, trying different f-stops you will decrease your background focus and will have the focus sharper on your subject. Let me know what other factors are at work, maybe there's a simple approach to get the sharpness back.

    randy320sgi

  • Randy Wheatley
    Randy Wheatley May 11, 2010

    tannero,

    Is it a different flash unit or the original? How about when you use the built-in? Have you checked the AF on the lens and camera body? The blurry image in program mode may be the auto focus setting - Is your lens a VR one?

    randy320sgi

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I would try using a different lens. Check to see if there are any fingerprints on the lens, it could be dirty. The AF works thru the lens itself so if its dirty, that would cause out of focus images.

Was the camera dropped at any time, if so your autofocusing drive could be damaged. Send an email to Nikon and see if they can repair it for you.

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