Nikon D5100

Announced Apr 5, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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New to DSLR cameras, I need one to take high-quality photos of my paintings for reproduction. (Original art does not get much bigger than 14"x14") While investigating what kind of lens to get, I realized that I should just go ahead and order the camera and then try different prime lenses at the store. I've narrowed it down to Nikon D5100 (or D3500) or a Canon Rebel T3i. The primary use of this camera will be to take reproducible pictures of watercolor paintings, so as far as the camera goes,...
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Hi Guys, My D5100 is giving me a issue with the Flash which wont pop up at all. i have tried different settings and combinations but it just want pop up. I try to take very good care of it, no fall or damage but still this issue has cropped up Any one who have faced such issue ? just want to know if this is some settings related thing or a Hardware problem ? If hardware then how bad is it ? thanks in advance.
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Hi, I'm currently shooting with a D5100 and a Nikon 200-400 F4 VRI. My biggest issues are with the small number of focusing points, noise at high ISO needed to get decent shutter speed and limited dynamic range. One key question is would the increase in performance in noise and dynamic range of the 750 offset the loss in reach in moving to full frame, or do I have to go to the 810 with higher pixel count to make the move work? Is the almost 3x cost of the 810 vs. 7100 worth it for my...
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Hello, I'm planning to buy a Macro cum portrait lens for my D5100. I've shortlisted two lenses: 1. Nikkor AF-S Micro NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8G ED (in used condition) 2. Tamron SP AF 60mm F/2 Di II LD [IF] MACRO for Nikon As per DXOMARK sharpness comparison (see below link) between these two lenses, although Tamron has max aperture of f/2, I cannot see any significant difference in f/2.8 to f/11 range (at center) (f/5.6 being the sweet spot for both the lenses). Considering sharpness at the corner,...
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Hello fellow forum members. My wife and I are considering switching to a DSLR from a basic point and shoot. We are complete newbbies when it comes to DSLR's and photography in general, but we are looking to learn, and maybe make a hobbie out of it. As of now, the camera will be used indoors and outdoors mostly photographing and taking videos of our toddler, family pictures, family events, and sites of attractions when we travel. I do not anticipate doing any landscape, sports or long distance...
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Hello, I'm in a bit of dilemma. I own D5100, 18-55 mm kit, 35 mm f/1.8G and 70-300 mm VR and my shooting interests include - portraits, toddlers in action, travel, nature, landscapes, monuments and architectures and macros. So far, for portrait purpose, I was using 70-300 mm which is a very good lens except for its AF hunts in low light situations. So I'm considering buying a used 85mm f/1.8G. Is it a correct decision? I'm afraid this lens make my 70-300 mm obsolete - is that so? Or should I...
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Hi, I was taking indoor party photos of my family with my D5100 and observed that it chose ISO 800 without flash and then I raised the flash for the same photo and it chose ISO 3200. Is this normal behaviour of the Nikon DSLR? I was expecting lower ISO with flash. Should I change some settings? I had D40 before and I didn't have this issue. Thanks.
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I haven't heard much about the D5100 hack except that it allows to change ISO and shutter in live view but not the aperture I guess.. I was very much impressed by the 600D (w/magic lantern) which I used for very little time. But right now (in India) I could get the D5100 for much lower price than the 600D. So do you think I should go with it. The question has been asked many times before, but I cudn't find as much info. about the D5100 (w/hacked firmware).
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Hi all, I have a D5100 with the 18-55 kitty and the 50mm 1.8G. I recently took just-for-fun photos at two of my friends' weddings (the events WERE covered by paid photographers). Both were indoor, evening functions. I did have a speedlite and used it almost all the time. The few shots that were taken without the speedlite made me feel that I could use a faster zoom; enter the 17-50mm 2.8 zooms. I've been looking at the tamron 17-50mm 2.8 (NON-VC) as it is the only one within my budget. Now,...
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Hi, I'm a student journalist who also has quite an interest in photography and television/video news (those are my two specialisms on my degree). Basically I love my D5100 but am starting to find numerous shortcomings that are bugging me. I'm semi-settled on two alternatives I liked which I am going to try soon in a shop are the GX7(more cheap lenses, better video, image stabilization and looks sexy) and the Sony a6000(good AF, apsc sensor and great image quality), but I'm not 100% sure which...
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