Nikon N75 taking grainy pics...any recommendations.

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Satish, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. Satish

    Satish Guest

    Hi,

    I recently bought a Nikon N75 and use a 200 speed film. What I
    notice is that all the pictures I take are noisy(grainy) -- especially
    the night time photos. The shadows in the day time are also slightly
    grainy. At first I thought it was 'cos I was using a 400 speed
    film...but I see the same problem with a 200 speed film also. I've
    been to Ritz camera to get their "perfect photo" processing -- but
    stil l see the grains. Would any of you have recommendations for me to
    try out?

    Thanks,
    Satish.
     
    Satish, Nov 14, 2004
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    nathantw Guest

    Buy a tripod or flash unit and use 100 speed film or slower. Slide film,
    such as Kodachrome 64, will make your mouth drop. I have some night photos I
    took when I was in London using K64 and then enlarged them to 16x20 and
    they're pretty grain free. It's quite amazing.
     
    nathantw, Nov 14, 2004
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  3. Satish

    columbotrek Guest

    Look at the density of the negatives. Or better yet, run a roll of
    slide film through. What you are looking for is under exposure. In the
    case of the negatives they will appear thin and light. In the case of
    the slides, they will appear dark. If the density of your images is ok,
    switch labs.
     
    columbotrek, Nov 14, 2004
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    tangwong Guest

    I noticed that some place developed negative better than others. I suspect
    that they underdeveloped your film. I have seen 400 speed film with no grain
    and grainy 100 speed film all because of poor processing.
     
    tangwong, Nov 14, 2004
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  5. Better 200 speed film. Try a professional film, such as Kodak Portra
    NC or VC, rather than the stuff on the rack at the supermarket.
     
    Stephen H. Westin, Nov 15, 2004
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    All 200 speed films are grainier than the best 400 speed films,
    Fuji NPH and Kodak 400UC. See http://creekin.net/films.htm for details.

    Hope you're not using center-weighted metering, because that sux.
    Best way to avoid dark-area grain is to spot-meter for the shadows.
     
    Bill Tuthill, Nov 15, 2004
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  7. Satish

    Satish Guest

    Thank you all for your responses. I used to get my films developed at
    two different Ritz Camera locations -- using their "perfect picture"
    feature. I developed the last roll -- a fuji 200 (standard off the
    shelf) at our local costco with the basic Costco Premium processing
    and these images are pretty sharp and beautiful. Thank you all though.
    I will also look at the negatives to see whether the films were
    underdeveoped.

    Thanks a ton :)
     
    Satish, Nov 18, 2004
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