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D-60 Digital SLR Nikon camera

I just purchased my camera and I am a novice at this, I took pictures of my grandson playing baseball and they were not close up at all. What am I doing wrong. Thank yo

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Where you standing very close to him?
the camera comes with a 18 - 55 lens. at 55 it is ruffly a three time magnification of what you see with the human eye. you need turn the lens to the right when you are looking through the camera to have the image magnified. If that still doesnt get you close enough then you are going to want to buy another lens. or you can also crop the photo but how much you can crop depend on how big of a picture you want to print.

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