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Pictures have a round corner shadows when using my wide angle zoom on my camera, what is this ?

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Do you have any filters on the lens? If so, you might be seeing the filter rim. (round filter, rectangular picture)

If you're using a DX lens on an FX body, you also might see this.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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Have faded black corners on images (intermittent issue, doesn't happen with every photo shot). I'm sure it's user error, but I can't figure it out.


Common problem and yes no to user error. You didn't say what lens you were using but I'm going to guess it's an 18mm on the wide end AND maybe you have a UV filter on it to protect the front lens element. What you are experiencing is what is called vignette. I hope my spelling was correct. What causes this is the extreme wide angle view of the lens, actually capable of seeing the edge of the lens barrel, there is another little problem that messes with your brain, you can't see this happening until after the picture is on the computer or you have enlarged it on the camera view screen and then zoomed in on the corner(s). The reason behind this is what you see in the viewfinder is only about 94% of the total image you will get on the view screen (LCD) or see on the computer monitor. So what can you do about this? There are a few things some you won't like. While taking a full wide angle shot remove the protective or polarization filter and shoot a "Naked" lens (correct for contrast in post processing) Stop the lens down to say F8 or F11 which will use more of the center of the lens but still give you the wide angle however you don't get something for nothing. You will most likely trade off shutter speed and need to use a tripod. Make sure if you are using a VR type lens that you shut the "Vibration Reduction" off when the camera is mounted to a tripod or you'll have some more issues. What I do at the 18mm end is shoot it without a filter at F8 or F11 and in post processing crop out the corners by enlarging the photo/print slightly. I call this shooting loose relying on the 6% I don't see in the viewfinder and shoot the scene knowing I'm going to "zoom crop" in Photoshop. Hope this was a help Happy New Year

Dec 31, 2010 | Nikon D50 Digital Camera

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When taking indoor photos, sometimes i get shadows on different placesof the photo


If you're getting shadows on the bottom center of indoor photos when take with a flash, it is most probably due to the length of the lens on the camera.

A long, telephoto / zoom lenses will create the largest amount of shadow, while shorter and wide angle lenses will be least likely cast shadows. You can reduce the amount of shadow in pictures by removing the lens hood that may be on the end of the lens. The lens hood is to primarily to shield the lens from direct (sun) light, and probably isn't needed for indoor flash photography. Also, rely less on the zoom function of the lens on the camera and physically moving closer to your subject instead. The flash will need to provide much less light output and result in more flashes per battery.

You could use a separate flash - held off the camera so that the lens is not obstructing the light of the on camera flash. Using a Nikon Speed Light, you can set the on camera flash to provide a low output, that would be used primarily to trigger a Nikon Speed Light held by someone or arranged on another surface etc. Youtube is a great source for real life, practical "How To" videos for many operations of the camera and accessories.

I hope this was helpful!

Oct 25, 2009 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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We just bought d90 nikon camera and we found a small half-round shadow at the bottom of the pictures taken when we dont use the zoom lens, how do we correct this?


Are these pictures taken using the built-in flash and with the hood on the lens? If so, you're seeing the shadow of the lens hood.

Remove the lens hood when using the built-in flash.

Sep 17, 2009 | Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm...

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Images are round not rectangular


If you are using an accessory telephoto lens, you will need to zoom out to about midway or further in order to fill the image frame.

An accessory lens called a "fisheye" may not cover to the edges of your image. Even wide-angle accessory lenses may show vignetting (a darkening of the corners) or unsharpness in the corners of the image.

Aug 23, 2008 | Fuji FinePix E550 Digital Camera

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When taking photo's with my wide angle zoom, I get circular shadows at the corner of the frames. What is this ?


Do you have any filters attached to the lens?

Is it a Nikkor lens or a third-party?

Aug 13, 2008 | Nikon Digital Cameras

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Is the wide converter attachable?


Wide converter can be attached by using the dedicated adaptor ring ZCA-300 and will provide equivalent to 26mm angle of view in 35mm film. The closest subject distance: Normal Recording mode: 70.5 cm (from CCD), 60 cm (from the front of wide converter) Macro mode : 20.5 cm (from CCD), 10 cm (from the front of wide converter) *1 Set the Lens acc. to Wide Converter. in the setup menu. (Optical zoom will be fixed at wide-angle end.) *2 Built-in flash can be used when attaching a filter, but shadowing may occur at the bottom of the image. In this case, use of program flash 5600HS(D), 3600HS(D), 2500(D) (sold separately) is recommended. *3 Filter with 52mm in diameter can be attached to the adapter ring.

Sep 13, 2005 | Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Digital Camera

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Super Zoom


In addition to the optical zoom, this camera is equipped with a super zoom and digital zoom for taking telephoto and wide-angle shots. The super zoom and digital zoom cannot be used at the same time. Super zoom is used to extend the optical zoom up to 14× magnification. However, the resolution is automatically fixed at 1600 ×1200. Digital Zoom is used to extend the maximum optical zoom to approximately 40x. However, pictures taken with the digital zoom may appear grainy. Camera shake is likely to occur at these higher magnifications, please see “camera shake” question for further details on this.

Sep 04, 2005 | Olympus Camedia C-765 Digital Camera

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Shadow on image when using built-in Speedlight


The built-in Speedlight on many Nikon cameras is designed to be a convenient way to either light up a dark subject or to add fill light to a daytime scene. The built-in Speedlight cannot replace a full size, external speedlight which should be used when more power or coverage are needed. Because the built-in Speedlight is compact and close to the camera it cannot be used under all conditions. When using a lens that is physically very long, a subject that is very close, or a wide lens hood it is possible that a shadow may be cast upon the subject. Notice, in the sample below, the round shadow in the bottom center of the photo. When the lens is too long or the coverage is too wide with a close subject a shadow of the lens itself is cast. In figure "A" below the lens is casting a shadow. Switching (or zooming) to a shorter lens (figure "B") prevents the shadow and allows even illumination. If your lens, subject, or lens hood choice create a shadow, an external flash (either on the camera's hot-shoe or connected to the camera by a wire or wirelessly) should be used to fully light the subject.

Aug 30, 2005 | Nikon D70 Digital Camera with 18-50mm Lens

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