Nikon D-50 Question

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by PinkFloyd43, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. PinkFloyd43

    PinkFloyd43 Guest

    Had the camera for 1 year plus, recent photos have been show RED EYE and
    dark shadows badly. I understand to pull subject away from wall, etc but
    started thinking that something could be wrong with the camera as the
    past few months seems like I have TONS of red eye and shadows?

    Any help is appreciated
     
    PinkFloyd43, Dec 15, 2007
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  2. PinkFloyd43

    me Guest

    Look at the exif data from old and new photos and see what settings have
    been changed. Otherwise do a full rest back to factory defaults.
     
    me, Dec 15, 2007
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  3. PinkFloyd43

    ASAAR Guest

    Red Eye shouldn't really increase if the camera is defective.
    It's caused both by the camera and the photographer. The camera, if
    its lens is too close to the flash. This doesn't change with the
    built-in flash. It could have changed if you were previously using
    an external flash, as the greater distance from the flash to the
    lens would have minimized or eliminated the red eye. The
    photographer can cause redeye by positioning the subjects so that
    the backs of their eyes will reflect light back to the camera. Try
    to avoid having them in the center of the frame. Pulling subjects
    away from the wall might even increase red eye slightly, but what
    may help a bit would be to take the pictures in a brightly lit room.
    This will require less fill light from the flash, not eliminating
    red eye, but making it less intense. When I've forced the flash to
    operate at full power, some really demonic eyes have resulted. :)
    While I also have a D50, the above should apply to any camera. The
    best way to avoid the problem with a D50 would be to get an external
    flash and mount it, not on the camera, but further away on a
    bracket. The bracket will also make the camera + flash better
    balanced and easier to hold. I have an SB-800, but the more
    inexpensive and slightly less powerful SB-600 would do just as well
    for almost all types of shots. The SB-400 is even cheaper, but it's
    much more feature limited than the others.
     
    ASAAR, Dec 15, 2007
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  4. PinkFloyd43

    N Guest

    I've wondered about contact lens and flash since taking a side on shot of
    someone and getting a protruding red-eye appearance.
     
    N, Dec 16, 2007
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  5. PinkFloyd43

    PinkFloyd43 Guest

    This is the one answer that sounds reasonable to me. I should go
    ahead and purchase a decent flash. Thanks for the information!
     
    PinkFloyd43, Dec 16, 2007
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  6. PinkFloyd43

    ASAAR Guest

    I've also gotten shots with intense redeye when the subject was
    looking in a direction 90° off from the lens axis. I meant that
    placing the subject away from the center of the frame might help
    reduce the amount of light reflected back to the camera.
     
    ASAAR, Dec 16, 2007
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