Nikon D5100

Announced Apr 5, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Hello, I had never run into this before: A D5100 with a Nikon 16-85mm lens, set on Auto-focus, "Single Point Auto Focus," and aimed at a white background (or a fog bank) was naturally unable to auto-focus. What I was not expecting was that it also would not take a picture - at least it would not do so on either AUTO or P modes. (I switched to Manual Focus, (Infinity,) and it worked OK.) Question: The part about not being able to autofocus I understand; but the part about not taking a picture...
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I am a NOOB who is just getting started with photography and DSLRs. To get started I got myself a D5100 as a learning camera which came with a kit lens. My question is two part: Are kit lens absolute garbage and should not even be bothered with or they can be some sort of learning tools for cheap.? What is a recommended lens for me to get started. I mostly plan on shooting desert landscapes (I live in AZ), historical buildings and old artifacts like the ones in ghost towns and around...
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Hi, my D40 is in need of servicing and repair, Nikon's estimate is in the region of £170 and they have offered me a choice of upgrades to either the D3100 or D5100. From what I have read the D5100 is the better investment however I am worried about whether or not my Tamron Lens is compatible with this body. I have a Tamron Lens AF18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO ( Model B003NII) -...
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Hi,Currently I own a D7000 and my girlfriend has my old D5100. We have only my old two lenses: a nikon 18-55 vr and a nikon 50 1.8We're both starting in photography and though we both love the 50mm I've found we sometime fight over the more versatile 18-55 as the 50mm (a 75 equivalent on our cameras) is somewhat limited in too many situations.I'm looking to buy another lens of similar quality so that we can then have our own "kit" lens (we'll fight over the 50mm I guess).I've found the...
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I've got a couple of items on order. Samsung EX2F and a 52mm extension barrel to fit 52mm filters and lenses in front of the fixed lens on the camera. A knurled ring is removed from the base of the lens and the barrel is screwed in place. It permits the use of 52mm threaded filters and lenses. I am ready to order this kit this...
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My last few batches of photos have had a vertical line separating two portions of the picture.  Is this a sensor issue?  What can I do to fix it?  The issue pops up every 10th image or so.
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Hi FM's, Need your expert advice. I am planning to buy lee filter holder and couple of filters either from Hitech or LEE. I am the hobbyist photographer and and I have the following gears. Camera : Nikon D5100Lens : Nikon d5100, 18-55 Kit lens, 55-200 f/4-5.6G and 35 mm F1.8Tripod : Manfrotto MK293A4-A0RC2Flash : YN560-II My confusion is1. Whether to buy LEE filter or Hi-Tech Filter as the Hi-Tech little cheaper than LEE filter. I thinking of buying lee filter as I don't have to spend money...
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Hello, I will be using a D5100 to shoot video of sunset(s) over water, and a distant bridge. I can set shutter speed and aperture in "manual" if needed, but unfortunately the D5100 has an uncontrollable ("floating") "auto" - ISO. What is the best way to get an "even-lighted" sunset video (a few minutes' worth) without the overall brightness/darkness of the result (not the sun, the whole bacckground) being affected and thus changing over the video clips' time? Thank you --RUcrAZ
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I am looking for advice on what lens to get for my Nikon D5100 for sporting events (Rodeo's, Soccer, etc.) that will allow me to take closer images than the 18-55mm VR lens that came with it. My max budget is $1,200 so keep that in mind.  I'm still "green" to all the photography lingo even after taking a beginners class, so I'm looking for advice from some of seasoned users. Thanks!
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I've been researching UWA DX lenses and I've pretty much settled on the Tokina 11-16mm, but I'm seriously hung up on trying to decide between the original lens and the II model. I shoot both a D5100 and a D7000 and obviously the former needs the II model for autofocus, but it's not a deal breaker to go with the original lens. Does anyone have experience with one or both lenses and care to offer their opinions?  Thank you in advance for your responses.
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