Nikon D5100

Announced Apr 5, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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I am a scientist and I work in Antarctica. When I am there, the landscapes are quite stunning. The vast nothingness is overwhelming--being in the middle of an ice sheet with no one around for hundreds of miles is like standing on a frozen white ocean. There are no people, no animals, no plants, no colors, no shadows, no smells--there's nothing. But when I try to capture the extreme nothingness on film, it always ends up looking like a boring picture of nothing. I want to up my photography...
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Hey, long time reader, new user here. So, I shoot with a Nikon d600 & am pretty new to shooting full frame. I've found the upgrade from a d5100 to be worth it 10 fold. I shot w/ a simple 50 1.8 for a few months and found it to be a pretty good lens, but a bit limited. I recently purchased a sigma 24-35 f/2 and the images it produces are superb. It's truly a great lens, and the size doesn't really bother me too much. However, it is somewhat limited in terms of range. I do a lot of...
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How can I completely remove the auto focus indicator from the Live View for the Nikon D5100? Thank you!
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Hello, I got a brand new D750 two days ago and last night I noticed a strange thing. If the AF illumination is set to ON (or to AUTO and it's dark), when even just one focus point is highlighted the whole viewfinder turns red for the time the AF points are lit. I find this to be very distracting as I can't see clearly through the viewfinder. My old D5100 didn't do this, yet I understand they might have different technologies (single LEDs on the D5100 vs a side-lit LCD array in the D750?) The...
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Hi Everyone, Recently purchased a Nikon D5100 and although it came with the kit lens (18-55mm AF-S VR II) and having read the manual I'm sure I'm right in saying that it doesn't have a built in motor to run a lens? If so, what lenses should I be looking for which have built in motors? Are there any specific numbers in their lens names etc? Reason I'm asking is that I would like to buy a 2nd hand lens or two just to get used to it, my primary photography is for my fishing so portrait shots and...
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I've had my D5100 for four years now and I've decided to turn it on after weeks of not using it then when i went to live mode, it's pitch black. I checked if i had the lens cap on just to be sure but it wasn't there. I took a few photos and still nothing. I've went to the settings and used the lock mirror up for cleaning option and I realized that I couldn't see the sensor. Since I've installed a custom firmware for it in order to take full control of Manual mode while shooting video, I tried...
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Hi all, I'm at a point where I'm convinced that my copy of the Nikkor 18-55mm VR has seen its best times (I dropped it once and ran around with the camera a couple of times) - its softness on the edges even at f8 especially from 24mm - 55mm is outrageous (though the very center is still sharp). I could put pictures up if needed (e.g. a mountain range at the same distance just starts to become very blurry when moving towards the edge, even at f8). So I'm in for a new lens for my hiking and...
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A couple of years ago, I was planning a trip to Europe and decided that I was not so inclined to carry my D7000 around and preferred something lighter. After some investigations I settled on an Olympus OMD E-M5 and as a backup an E-P5. For lenses, I have finished up with (ignoring the kit lenses):- Olympus 12-40 f2.8 PRO Sigma 60mm f2.8 Sigma 19mm f2.8 Panasonic 7-14 f4 I've never been unhappy with the images coming out of the m4/3 gear but I've been less than impressed with the reliability....
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So, I know that the D5100 doesn't have commander mode, so I have a sync cord and hot shoe adapters connecting an SB-800 on a light stand to my D5100. I can't figure out how to make it work though.  I don't know what the settings should be on the camera and the flash. I've read lots of posts and articles, and have tried numerous combinations of settings, but without any success. Can anyone help?  :( Thanks,  ginger
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Now that I have a new iPhone, unlike with my Nikon d5100, the GPS info is there before I do any editing.  I noticed when I add tag info like people's names using elements organizer, then "write keyword tag and properties info to files", it truncates or alters GPS data.  When I view in Nikon's ViewNX2 on the map, the location is off now about 100 feet.  I can use various software to view the metadata and do in fact see slight changes.  This is so frustrating.  First question is, can I still...
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