Question about Nikon D90 Digital Camera with 18-105mm lens

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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?

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  • mckalin Sep 23, 2009

    yes, we thought it was the hood but when we removed it and took pics, the same small half round shadow at the bottom center of the picture appeared.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    is this while using the flash? Brentwood IT

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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.

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

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The reason that this happens is because the lens is so wide (18mm) that when the flase is used the top part of the lens blocks the bottom portion of the flash thus leaving a half moon in your frame. Vinout

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

  • Anonymous Sep 21, 2009

    Sorry, forgot to add a solution. one of a few ways to correct this is to shoot on 50mm, which is equivlent to what the human eye sees. Another way is to shoot with an off camera flash or with a flash mounted to the hot shoe located on top of the camera. hope this helps you. Enjoy...Vinout

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Hi there, I am having the same problem. I have this dark round cicrle on each of my photos weather im outside or inside night or specially at night. I have a D90 nikon and it has a hoood on it and iam...


A huge possibility, without actually seeing the picture is that it's a shadow caused by the lens hood. The internal flash units are "generally" good for up to about 80mm then the focal length of the lens starts getting in the flash burst, add a hood and the problem is compounded. With a 105mm lens and it's hood it's a wonder you didn't cut the bottom 1/3 off the picture. How to correct this shadow well I won't say it can't be done cause someone will disagree. Let me say that it would take some time and some pretty impressive photo programing. If you have an external flash why not use it they "normally" sit higher then the on board flash units.

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