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Blurry images with telephoto lens at low f-number

I have a Nikon D7200 with a Tamron AF 70-300 mm 1:4-5.6 Tele-Macro lens. When I use low f-numbers, i.e. 5.6 (lowest possible at high focal lenghts), the image becomes very blurry. See example images ...
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How to know the image quality (blur) on a picture? [duplicate]

I am new to digital photography and have started recently with a Nikon Zfc + 50mm f1.8 prime lens. I am familiar with basics. After I shoot a picture I upload it to my pc using Nikon NX Studio ...
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What can cause blurry dots using Sigma Sony FE 24 70mm f/2.8?

I use the Sony A7C with the Sigma Sony FE 24 70mm f/2.8 lens. The lens itself is clean from on the front and on the back and I don't see any dust on the camera sensor aswell. Do you have any ideas ? I ...
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Why is only the extreme right of my photo blurred?

I was standing still on a platform ladder when shooting this photo, so not in motion. However, I have several other examples of posed photos like this where only the right side of the photo is blurred....
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Olympus Trip 35 - focus problems

I have an olympus trip 35 film camera, and I just had 2 film rolls scanned and developed. Most of the results are blurry or out of focus. The photos that are taken with flash are sharp, and some close-...
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best Gimp blur filter for popcorn ceiling

What would be best Gimp blur filter to make popcorn ceiling less noticeable? I am using Gimp currently, used Photoshop/Lightroom years ago, but don't have access to a PC now. Definitely not a ...
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Lateral blur in digital images

I would like to know if is there any term or concept to refer to the effect of lateral blur of the objects which reflected rays enter the optic surface tangencially. Is there any specific term for the ...
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Why are my film photos blurry?

A photography newb here. I just got my rolls of film developed and a lot of the photos came out blurry/out of focus. I'm quite sad as most of these were from trips. I am shooting on a Fujifilm Tiara ...
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Pixel 6: Any camera app to stack subject and background into the same JPG, so that both appear sharp?

I often take pictures with food as the subject (foreground) and a monument in the background. Problem: Using a Pixel 6 smartphone, either subject or background is blurry. Reading How do I keep both ...
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How can I reproduce a myopic effect on a picture?

I want to accurately reproduce a myopic effect on a picture or a scene. I will explain... I'm a guy with very high myopia (20° to round). I want to show people how I see without my contact lenses. I ...
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Why are my point and shoot photos coming out unfocused and blurry?

I have an Olympus Stylus Zoom 115 DLX camera (point and shoot) and recently got back a roll of film in which nearly every photo was unfocused and blurry. I am not sure why/how this happened. The first ...
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I took one picture and my camera says memory full. Why does it say that?

I just bought a Digital Camera 2.7k Ultra H. I took one picture and says that memory is full. I also set the date and time and nothing saves. I read the Users Manual twice and don't have a clue whats ...
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Image is Blurry, but Viewfinder is sharp

I recently bought a Canon 550D. The problems is when I take a picture through the ViewFinder, the image gets blurry and out of focus. But when I use Live Mode, the image is sharp and in focus. What ...
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Do my photos look blurrier on a newer, higher-resolution camera body because my lens has a problem?

I have a Canon EF 100-400 1:4.5-5.6 L IS USM (the old version, not the II) zoom lens, which I often use for bird photography. I used to have a Canon 10D body, which I used in combination with this ...
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Image blurred at edges when zoomed in too 55mm lens 18-55mm canon

I teach photography and one of my students images, all shot at 55mm (18-55mm canon kit lens) have a blurred vignette. Any advice? I have attached the images and the metadata enter image description ...
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How to adjust blur intense on sony a6000?

How to adjust the level of the background blur on macro shooting? On Sony a6000 with e30mm macro lens, I recall last time I used it there was a button which lead to adjusting the intense of the ...
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Blurry football pictures under stadium lights with my Nikon D5500, lens 70 mm-200mm

I bought this new lens about 6 months ago and have been trying different settings to make my action shots not blurry—sometimes they are and sometimes they are not. I'm finally using manual mode, ...
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Why are my recent film photo’s coming back grainy/blurry?

On my last three rolls of film I’ve had developed the pictures have been excessively grainy. This is apparent on looking, but once zoomed in (even a tiny bit) all definition/detail is lost and the ...
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Blur effect or out of focus?

I discovered Robbie Lawrence's work while reading an article about his first body of work called Freetown. I am really interested in the photos that seem to be out of focus but still a bit "sharp&...
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What is a likely cause of this glow in my photos?

I have been using a Nikon D5200 with a Tamron 100-400 zoom for wildlife photography. It's admittedly a budget setup (in some sense of the term "budget"), so I don't expect amazing results. I'm also ...
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How much does it cost to repair a dropped (borrowed) 70-200mm f/2.8 lens?

I just dropped a 70-200 f2.8 lens and the images are pretty washed out and blurry. I am really sad about it since I just borrowed it from one of my friends for the weekend. The exterior of the lens ...
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How to imitate the blur on subject outlines after removal of background using GIMP?

Using GIMP I masked out an unwanted person who was situated in the background of my image. This person was partially concealed by my subject. I used the path tool to trace the outlines of my subject ...
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Blur image with a 1/2" lens on a 1/3" sensor

When I put my 1/2" lens on my 1/2" sensor, the image is perfect, but when I put the same lens on my 1/3" sensor, everything is very blur, even when I focus at maximum, so I need to put an extension ...
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Why are my picture not as sharp when shot RAW as when saved as JPEG [duplicate]

Newbie question here. I shot an image in low light in jpeg format and it's crisp, but when I shoot raw in plain day at 1/125, my image looks blurry most of the time. Unless I max out the sharpness ...
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Why do I get blur with a telephoto lens even with mirror lock-up?

Trying to fix the blur I see when shooting via a 75-300mm telephoto lens (this one) on a tripod, I enabled mirror lock-up in my Canon EOS 500D, and set a 2-second self-timer, so that after raising the ...
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Focus issues even when using Single-Point [duplicate]

I have been noticing, even if I use AF-S with Single-Point focus and set the focus on the eye of the bird, still the final photo either comes out blurred or has less details. Someone in a response to ...
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Why is there motion blur at the edge of photos?

I’ve noticed a problem that has appeared recently with my Nikon D7200 and 18-140mm kit lens. When I take photos of distant objects, I get what looks like a motion blur at the edges. I have looked up ...
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Is this blur normal?

Ever since I got my Canon EOS 760D, I felt like my images weren't as sharp as they were on my Nikon 1 V1. I hadn't used my 760D for a long time, but on recent photos I felt as if it was worse than it ...
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Is it possible to make an apparently completely blurry image (shot through a colored label) more clear?

I have been putting a colored label on my webcam when im not using it. I read this on the internet as it prevents hackers from seeing you in case your laptop gets hacked. I don't know much about ...
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How to have a sharp product image?

I am trying to get my images sharp, but I always notice there are some blurry edges that are further from the lens. I basically set my ISO to 100 and tried to work my way from there. Since I was ...
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How to achieve photo with no blurred background [duplicate]

When zooming I want to keep background not blurred. Is this even possible? I will have multiple cameras pointing at one object from different distances can I get a flat picture on all of the cammeras ...
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In an image with camera shake and a point light source, can the shape of the point light source be used to practically reduce the shake significantly?

Often said "you could compute out the camera shake if you knew the blur function"... One area frequently plagued by shake: Night photography. One thing frequently found in night photography: Stars ...
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How to make pictures lots of kids so everyone's face isn't blurry?

I have a Nikon D850 with portrait lens AF 105mm f/1.4. I'm just learning how to make good pictures. We purchased this camera not for business — we have kids and want to make every possible memory. I'm ...
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Can you tell from a blurry photo if focus was too close or too far?

If you focus on a focal plane that is sufficiently in front of your subject, or past it (relative to depth of field), the subject will appear blurry. Is there some way of telling purely from the ...
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Damaged coating tamron 18-200mm?

I just bought a secondhand 18-200 tamron lens but I can't seem to get a fully sharp picture. I know my settings and the picture is "smudged" blurry and seems to have some color artifacts on one side ...
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Can you adjust white balance in Photoshop based on average blur?

Can you adjust white balance in a digital image using Photoshop (or similar) in such a way that average blurring the entire image gives gray (R=G=B)? Note, I'm not necessarily looking to achieve "...
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Create a canvas-like style (a blurred effect)

Hi I would like to have a fluffy effect for the details of my image, and I have tried tools such as Sharpen, Blur in Fliter, and Clarity in RAW manipulation, but in vain. The left hand side is the ...
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Soft images on Canon 6D + Canon 24-105L F4

I am not sure why, but I get a lot of very soft images from my Canon 6D + Canon 24-105L lenses. Light conditions could be perfect, focus is ok, shutter speed is 1/500, but result image looks like it ...
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Defective Black Eye Macro 64

I bought this black eye for my iPhone and the instructions are very simple: Place the lens on the camera. I did so and and I see is a blurry display through my phone. I put the sense on properly ...
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How to remove the blur in the raw image(.cr2) using photoshop cc 2018 [duplicate]

I'm new to photography. The raw picture(.cr2) is out of focus. It focuses background instead of the person in the picture, and the person in the picture is really blurred, and the background is very ...
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Orange “aura” around people/objects in photo, usually present with older cameras? [duplicate]

I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask but I’ve been unable to figure out what exactly this is. It’s an effect, seemingly unintentional, that makes people and things have orange blurs around ...
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Tips for creating background motion blur images? [duplicate]

I've recently came across an image similar to this: (Source: travmonkey) And was really impressed, the picture I found before that one (sadly can't find it again) looking even better, with a really ...
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Why are my long exposures with a certain lens not crisp even though I'm using a tripod? [closed]

I am new to DSLR photography, and using using a Canon 1300D and Tamron 18-200. While using 200mm and trying to take a picture at 5 second or longer shutter speeds, I am developing camera shake and ...
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What is this odd brushstroke-like blur with my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II?

I am shooting a lot of low light sports up in the north and I have noticed a lot of back focusing issues that I mostly blamed on myself with a 5D Mark IV and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II. But ...
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How can I subtly blur brands in photos?

In the past I've seen scenes in documentaries containing a branded product which (I assume) didn't pay for product placement, so somehow they manage to subtly blur out its label in post production. I ...
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Why is there a purple blur around fire in photos?

Why is there a purple blur around fire in photos? I'm using a Sony Xperia phone.
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Creating a synthetic image from an original image with a given shutter speed

I have an original jpeg image captured by a camera. I want to change the photo to another image so that the new image resembles the one which would have been taken with a camera with a different ...
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How go get blurred background with Nikon D5600 using 18-140mm lens? [duplicate]

I am very new to photography and just got my new camera, read up on all tutorials on how to take great pictures but... I was trying to get a good portrait of a person while blurring the background. I ...
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How to take a macro photo, but with the subject completely in focus [duplicate]

I love macro photography, it gives an insight in the small world around is. Unfortunately, I'm really not good at it. When I came across an artificial beehive, I took a chance to get into the bees and ...
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Are focus and resolving power optically equivalent?

Limited "resolving power" or "sharpness" is a problem one can see with many lower-quality lenses, especially with higher-resolution camera bodies. Playing with my cheap 500mm mirror lens, I often get ...
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