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Daniel The Cool

Test Shots With My Nikkor 1.8 Lens

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Well I'm trying to learn more with the low light lens and need your guys help. Here's examples from yesterday photos and I wanted to post the subway photos here due to the fact this is general photography discussion

 

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Can you guys tell me what will help me improve my shots like shutter speed and more:cool:

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my advice with your f1.8 prime lens, set your camera to Aperature Priority mode (Av or A, depending on the model) set the aperature to 1.8 and let the camera determine the best shutter speed.

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Your ISO looks a little high. Alot of noise in your pics, is giving it the look like it was taken with a P&S.

 

Invest in a UV Filter Kit.

 

Your 1st 2 shots were ok(Could be better but your learning), however, that last shot looks horrible. Has alot of noise.

 

What ISO are you using?

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Your ISO looks a little high. Alot of noise in your pics, is giving it the look like it was taken with a P&S.

 

Invest in a UV Filter Kit.

 

Your 1st 2 shots were ok(Could be better but your learning), however, that last shot looks horrible. Has alot of noise.

 

What ISO are you using?

 

800

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800

 

I would lower that.

 

As lilbluefoxie said try Av or A Aperture Priority Mode and let your camera choose the best shutter speed for you, in your case 1.8.

 

Just play with your camera, you dont have to just use it in the subway. Walk around in Times Sq ect and just play with it and see what you get. Once you figure it out it will be a cake walk.

 

This was taken in A.

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Bad shot to use as a example since its outside.

 

As you see here, you dont want any noise. keep that ISO down.

 

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You have a nice camera there. Make the most of it. You dont want that D40x pic quality looking like P&S quality. Just take your time to figure it out.

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With an aperture of f/1.8 you could lowball your ISO to 200-400, play around with the aperture priority setting on your camera, that's usually the "Av" mark on the dial. The automatic shutter speed settings should provide you with insight as to what shutter speeds you should be using. Do that for underground and remember to always keep your arms and hands still when hitting the shutter release.

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Not bad. Just don't zoom that much underground. I'd say keep the lens at around 24mm so you can use a faster shutter speed and it'll still be as bright as when you zoomed.

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Your ISO looks a little high. Alot of noise in your pics, is giving it the look like it was taken with a P&S.

 

Invest in a UV Filter Kit.

 

Your 1st 2 shots were ok(Could be better but your learning), however, that last shot looks horrible. Has alot of noise.

 

What ISO are you using?

 

I never really understand what the UV and ND filters do. Do you know what they do?

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I never really understand what the UV and ND filters do. Do you know what they do?

 

They give a cleaner and sharper picture and also protects your cameras lens from dust.

 

Also they absorb the ultraviolet rays.

 

ND Filters reduces the light but doesnt affect the color. Again also serves as a lens protector. It also does a bunch of other things.

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They give a cleaner and sharper picture

 

No they don't. Since you're putting an extra piece of glass in front of the lens, you're actually degrading image quality a bit.

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I'm not a fan of UV or "skylight" filters either; particularly in the subway where you're likely to get a bunch of annoying reflections off the glass. And you REALLY don't want to be using an ND filter in a dark place like the subway... :(

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