Nikon Query Thread

#1 Dec 1st, 2015, 19:53
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Hello Guys..

Can any one help me the settings for taking background blurred portraits in Nikon P530 camera?

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What do you mean by blurred portraits...

Neutral Density Filter may be used, slowing down Shutter Speed my be used...
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I think he is talking about blurred background while taking a portrait.
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An article may be checked here for blurred background while taking a portrait.
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None of that is going to help as the camera in question is a Point and Shoot. I suspect that's why the OP has asked a question in the first place. He could zoom to the maximum extent possible, but that's a 1000 mm equiv zoom at which point the shake will be terrible and the distance required between subject and background, too large to manage as would be the distance between subject and camera.

Using the P530 in A mode along with some tips here, may help, though I have serious doubts as the camera in question is PnS. The best solution is to buy a used entry level DSLR, one can get it as cheap as 15000 INR.
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Originally Posted by gkhitech View Post Hello Guys..

Can any one help me the settings for taking background blurred portraits in Nikon P530 camera?

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Photoshop can do the job with varied blurring levels of the background.

Easier would be just get a high end P&S or any DSLR.
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What's the basic difference among a nikkon 18-105mm , 55- 250mm & 70-300mm lens? What difference will it make on focus & zoom....Which one is better?
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18-105 is a standard , all purpose, walk around zoom.
70-300 mm is telephoto zoom as the wide end is not wide enough - good for birds or animals if you dont want to use a tripod.
55-250 is a work of fiction as nikon doesn't make that lens.

You can compare lenses using DxO mark site - http://www.dxomark.com/Lenses/Compare. It's very good.
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follow these steps :-

You must ensure that you are very close to the person and the background is as far as possible. If you are about 6 feet away from the model then the wall/tree behind should be about 20/30 ft away , farther it is , blurrier the background will be. Also ensure that the focal length is long, longer it is , more diffused the BG will be.

1. Set the camera to a focal length which allows you to take a shake free snap

2. Go as close to the person's face as you can

3. set the widest aperture and fire away
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I normally dont disagree with you on photography related matters, but the steps given above (and also the same in the article that i linked in number 5) will produce not a pleasing bokeh and a very limited one at that given that the OP is using a P&S. I've used a nikon P&S for 7 years (2002-08) before getting a D40. The difference is night and day.

ETA: I like this thread though, we can turn it into a generic Nikon query thread.
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post I normally dont disagree with you on photography related matters, but the steps given above (and also the same in the article that i linked in number 5) will produce not a pleasing bokeh and a very limited one at that given that the OP is using a P&S. I've used a nikon P&S for 7 years (2002-08) before getting a D40. The difference is night and day.

ETA: I like this thread though, we can turn it into a generic Nikon query thread.
Spot on VA. I did not read the link. I wrote from what I would have done myself. Yes the result will not be of very high quality but what to do ! The performance boundary of a P&S has it's own limitation and that is perhaps the best you can squeeze outta them.

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