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    Can anyone please advise? Does it mean the photo is taken badly when at actual size the photo look a bit grainy? Thanks

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    nope

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    high ISO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashec View Post
    Can anyone please advise? Does it mean the photo is taken badly when at actual size the photo look a bit grainy? Thanks
    As mentioned, NO.

    it's sometimes desired as an effect to certain pics. Some even add in noise in the digital editing stage to induce some grainy effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deklan View Post
    high ISO?
    even ISO 100 also appear grainy. was meaning the photo appear grainy when is seen in the resolution it was being taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashec View Post
    even ISO 100 also appear grainy. was meaning the photo appear grainy when is seen in the resolution it was being taken.
    grainy at iso100? any sample?

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    sorry guys. I shouldn't have used the word grainy, would be more accurate to say appear blur

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashec View Post
    sorry guys. I shouldn't have used the word grainy, would be more accurate to say appear blur
    maybe you want to show one or two of the pictures?

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    realise i duno any web that can upload my photo in native resolution. site like flickr and photobucket will resize the photo to smaller one

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashec View Post
    realise i duno any web that can upload my photo in native resolution. site like flickr and photobucket will resize the photo to smaller one
    Flickr has the option to view at orignal resolution.
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    grainy and blur are very different.
    Blur is usually casued by camera shake while grainy photos are caused by high ISO and/or long exposure.

    Both when used creatively can produce good photos
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    Quote Originally Posted by cashec View Post
    realise i duno any web that can upload my photo in native resolution. site like flickr and photobucket will resize the photo to smaller one
    If you upload the pictures in their original sizes, Flickr will resize them to a few sizes but will still retain the original.

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    grainy sometimes good for the gritty look.

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    Nowadays, the chroma noise looks less appealing, but if taken with b&w, it still has some favour there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cantaresg View Post
    Nowadays, the chroma noise looks less appealing, but if taken with b&w, it still has some favour there.
    I Love grainy B&W, lots of feel in them. If it is blur then maybe focus problem??
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    After comparing some of my photo taken @ ISO 100, realise there is one photo taken at native resolution is not blur the detauils quite clear , so I suppose is either my setting or there is handshake during photo taking

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    Quote Originally Posted by cashec View Post
    After comparing some of my photo taken @ ISO 100, realise there is one photo taken at native resolution is not blur the detauils quite clear , so I suppose is either my setting or there is handshake during photo taking
    Do share the pic and also your settings that the picture was taken at. It could also be a low DOF due to a wide aperture and blurness due to low shutter speed or a combination of them...
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