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    Beginner fuzzy blurry images D3500 70-300 DX VR

    Hi As my subjects are often moving fast, the only automatic setting was the 'sports'. Unfortunately, the camera would not correctly set the ISO or shutter speed in anything other than perfect lighting. Rain, clouds, tree shade, etc renders the auto mode not so useful. After taking over 15,000...
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    Beginner fuzzy blurry images D3500 70-300 DX VR

    I would have to lure all crooks to the security camera to pose. They are all over the estate. Another issue being, they are well aware of cameras locations and cover their faces etc. When I get a shot while they are in the same vehicle, same clothes within minutes of an offence, they are done...
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    Beginner 70-300 vs 18-200 zoom? magnification?

    The intended purpose is face recognition at a distance. I was able to work successfully with 70-300 at up to 75 meters. Struggling at 100 meters. I was wondering if 18-200 will allow me to reach further. Now, I see that it is not as simple as the supermarkets 25x zoom or 50x zoom when it is...
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    Beginner fuzzy blurry images D3500 70-300 DX VR

    Thank you all. The volume of information is overwhelming! I just wonder I should have stick with compact 50x camera. Anyway. Tested with f11 - no difference to the softness. I previously tested with a range of f-stops, the f32 image was just the last one I took, yet there was no noticeable...
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    Beginner 70-300 vs 18-200 zoom? magnification?

    Hi Could you please explain what difference is between 70-300 and 18-200 lens in a sense of zoom or magnification. Lets assume both lens are focused at 200mm. Optical Zoom difference is 4.3x to 11x. Would either image be actually 'larger' or sharper. Help me understand please.
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    Beginner fuzzy blurry images D3500 70-300 DX VR

    HI I did not take the lens apart nor sent it to Nikon. It has dust in it. There is a filter attached! I did not think about it! I slapped it on a year ago to protect the lens from scratching and just left it on. - so thank you for pointing that - testing tomorrow without it. Correcting is not an...
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    Beginner fuzzy blurry images D3500 70-300 DX VR

    Hi f32 was intended as this was the last thing I tested with the hope of achieving better results. When viewing on PC 100% (or 1:1) - not pixel snooping, faces are not recognizable, can barely make out where the 'face-blob' has eyes! Same when viewing on the camera itself.
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    Beginner fuzzy blurry images D3500 70-300 DX VR

    I could use some help please. My photos show blur / fuzz to the point that a face can not be recognized. Nikon D3500 with 70-300 DX VR. Photos taken at 300mm. Distance to subject is 100+ meters. Stationary subject. I tested with several different settings. I wouldn't be bothering you guys if...
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    Beginner dust on photos but not visible on sensor ?

    it was definitely the sensor and not the lens. the lens is full of dust, that's true but it does not show on photos. after cleaning the sensor, all photos are free of the "bunnies".
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    Beginner lots of dust inside 70-300mm. ignore / clean / claim warranty ?

    as i mentioned, at least 25 larger particles. i lost count at 100 tiny specks of dust. i doubt that i can introduce more. looking at the video, it appears that no precision elements are affected. front glass is held by 6 screws. take it out. clean it and clean the internal one as well. put it...
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    Beginner lots of dust inside 70-300mm. ignore / clean / claim warranty ?

    mostly in the house - regular dust levels. took some photos outdoors where pollen and other plant particles are about moving with wind. is there a way to prevent this dust ingress? i am quite confident taking the front glass out to clean it but would not want to do it too often.
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    Beginner lots of dust inside 70-300mm. ignore / clean / claim warranty ?

    yes, new, was perfectly clean (no dust inside!) when took out of the box, 3 months ago, looks quite genuine, arrived in gold box, was not cheap, LOL not for me!
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    Beginner lots of dust inside 70-300mm. ignore / clean / claim warranty ?

    Hi Over a few months of mostly indoor use, the 70-300mm nikkor VR has now dust on the inside of the glass. Not just a speck. Over 25 larger particles, countless tiny ones and 2 hair like ones. Most info online states that it should be ignored as it is normal and will not show on photos. It...
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    Beginner dust on photos but not visible on sensor ?

    magnifying glass helps a little bit just have to make sure it is clean of dust itself before checking the sensor. particles removed with ease using the "rocket blower". https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00NXWCVMC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 thank you everyone!
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    Beginner dust on photos but not visible on sensor ?

    i am actually using the S setting which is probably 6MP. mu photos are 3000 pixels wide. the spots are 30 pixels across. (0.25 mm?) as 4wd mentioned pollen, i must say that my favorite subject is blooming flowers so perhaps contamination occurred.
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