Pictures taken (outside, daylight) with my D70 are dark when printed. For instance, on a snowy day the snow appears greenish-gray in the printed pictures but white and natural on the digital screen. The setting is on automatic. Any suggestions?
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Re: Nikon d70 photo results
The problem is NOT white balance with snow. It is your exposure value. You can change whiote balance all day long with no results. Because the camera wants to make everything 18% gray, it underexposes the snow to look gray. You need to compensate the very bright, white snow by using +1.0 to +2.0 ev.
There are so many places where you could be going wrong...
1. Exposure: Snow usually looks grey because cameras tend to under expose it, especially Nikons. Although camera metering has come on a long way since everything was assumed to average out at mid grey, you will generally need to use +ve exposure compensation for snow and -ve compensation for coal heaps to record what your eye sees.
- However don't go too far or you will just get huge blocks of clipped whites.
2. Trusting the LCD display: This is not as good as your computer monitor! Use the D70's histogram and Highlights views to get a more objective idea of the exposure.
3. White balance: Auto white balance is easily fooled. Experiment with sun/shadow/overcast. Midday sunlight is a different colour from morning or afternoon. Set up white balance bracketing if you are not sure of the correct setting.
3. Colour space: Are you shooting sRGB or Adobe RGB? What are you using to view/edit on you computer? Does it use the same colour space and is you computer monitor calibrated?
4: Printing: Where are you printing? How reliable are they? Do you know the fault does not lie with your printer?
5: Workflow: To get colour right you need a fully calibrated colour workflow. This is a nightmare for mere mortals. But break it into steps: Does the image on your screen look like it did in the camera? And does the printed image look like it did on screen?
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Possible failure of the display unit of the camera is the picture taken is sowing good image after downloading on the PC.
If so the panel must be taken out and checked for voltage on the pad, the flexible strip that connects the display also can be faulty.
You will need to have some experience to open and probe into the display unit.
Read the manual on how to do a two-button reset. Also: from the nNikon Support Page on the D70::
It has come to our attention that select electrical components in a limited number of D70 cameras may, in some instances, fail affecting camera performance and/or operability.
While only a limited number of D70 cameras are affected by this advisory, if (1) when a memory card is inserted, your D70's memory card access lamp blinks, locking camera operations and preventing operation, or (2) with no memory card inserted, the camera will not turn on despite the battery indicator showing a fully charged battery, Nikon Inc. will service it free of charge.
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Sorry for the long answer, but this is complicated.
Some photo editors will allow you to set them up to display the date on the photo.
HOWEVER on all digital cameras:
The date taken is part of the image data that is stored in the file, but not as part of the image. If you print directly from the D70, you can set the date and data to print in one of the menus, but this only applies if you print from the camera. There is no way to actually put the date on the image like there used to be in some film cameras. Since the "picture" is now just a set of computer data bits stored on a card, disk, or other medium, the actual picture is defined by the jpeg standard, which is part of the ANSI/ISO/IEC organization. A camera manufacturer could add an extra bit of hardware to generate some kind of laser mark on the digital sensor in the camera, but I'm not aware of any camera that has this. For sure, the D70 does not.
In the various softwares that you can buy to read the file, the information in the file (like the date) can be interpreted and printed any way the software is programmed, including putting it somewhere on the printed output.
Unfortunately, you may have a faulty flash pcb (printed circuit board) The part is around 50$ plus installation 200+ total repair cost. A work around would be to use an external flash unit from the hot shoe
According to my information, the camera may need a new flash PCB (printed circuit board). Check the repair service search on this site for someone in your area. The part number for the circuit board is: 1S014-020-1 and runs about 50$
I don't think there is really any such thing as a 100% "natural picture". What your eyes see and what film or a sensor "see" are not the same. All photos are manipulated to some degree whether it be from the type of film or the digital "modes" you use. If you would have shot with a film such as Velvia, the greens may have been more "stellar" or maybe too green. There are a number of settings you can use to get the results more to your liking with a D70, or shoot NEF and post process to your liking. Your exposure will make a difference so you may want to bracket.