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Grainey photos My new d80 the photos are very grainey no matter where I take them or what mode I shoot in, I have used my old d70 for years an have always had excellent pictures with it. please help I think I should have never bought a new camera

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  • dmdm52004 May 26, 2008

    thank you

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    same problem,

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Hi,
Firstly check the ISO setting isnt up high, this will introduce more noise than a lower setting.

A reset may help press and hold the +/- and AF buttons for more than 2 seconds (page 44 of the manual)

else there is a full reset button just below the USB port (page 129 of the manual)
you can download the manual from ftp://ftp.nikon-euro.com/Manuals/ppY_QFonPh/D80-En_05.pdf or
http://services.yesmembers.net/yes/content/D80_en.pdf

Unlikely but possible, depends what you mean by grainy, check the sensor hasnt a fine coating of dust, not on a nikon but I had a kind of grainy effect after photographing in a print works where they used a very fine dust, I foolishly changed lenses and was left with a fine dust coating on the sensor which gave a speckled/grainy effect...

best of luck

Posted on May 26, 2008

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