any d300 users also have a d5100?

Started Sep 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: any d300 users also have a d5100?
In reply to Kerry Pierce, Sep 9, 2012

I've had a D-300 for 3 years and bought a D-5100 with the kit lens a year ago. I was planning to do mostly videos with it but have been so pleased with the images that it has been mainly a back-up, short lens compliment to my D-300. The images at high ISO have been very satisfactory in terms of quality/noise. The only shortcoming is the focus is not nearly as dependable as what I get with the D-300. But, when you consider that the D-300 has basically the same mechanism as the D-3, that is a very tall order for a camera costing less than 1/2 of the D-300. I shoot a fair amount of available light high school football and the D-5100 is my choice when I have to kick the ISO up to 6400. I've even shot the D-5100 at a field with pretty good lighting and used ISO 25,000 to get an exposure of 1/1000 at f 8. Fun stuff!

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