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Dark shadows around the edges
Aug 20, 2011 15:42:53   #
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I am getting dark shadows around the edges of some of my outdoor action shots. I am using a Nikon D80 with an 18mm to 135mm DX Autofocus lens. Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks Bob

Aug 20, 2011 22:21:47   #
Rich Loc: Titusville, Fl
Post a few so we can see what you are talking about

Aug 21, 2011 11:19:04   #
Al Loc: Southern Delaware
Most likely you are seeing vignetting on the outside edges/corners of the picture. A quick set of test shots will help you determine at what focal length it occurs. If you have a lens shade attached try shooting one picture at 18mm and another at 135mm - if you see vignetting at the 18mm setting but not when zoomed to 135mm try removing the lens shade and reshoot at 18mm - did it go away? Lots of times you will see some vignetting at the wide angle setting if you leave your lens shade on, and if you use a filter on your lens that can increase the chances of vignetting as well. If you need to use a lens shade and a filter for your work there are shades with wider flaring and filters with thinner dimensions that can be purchased and are designed specifically to cut down on vignetting when working at wide angle settings.

Aug 21, 2011 11:21:43   #
My first guess is as the other post mentioned. It may also be a lens shade if you are using one. Guessing this happens towards the wide angle end of the zoom?

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