Nikon D5100

Announced Apr 5, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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Hi, I could use some comment and advice. I use a Nikon D5100 & D5500 (DX) camera, and a Nikon 16-85mm lens. Looking for an even wider-angle lens for these DX cameras. There are at least two very close-matched choices by the same brand: Tokina ATX 11-20mm f2.8 Pro DX, and Tokina ATX 11-16mm Pro DX. Price, and the slight difference in zoom aside, which one would be "best" (sharp edge to edge, quality at wide-open aperture, min. chromatic aberration, and especially low lens flare) of the two?...
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I've recently returned to my photography, and am really enjoying it. Three of my lenses are giving me good results, and I'm learning a bit from each of them. However, my WA lens is not keeping up: It seems that this lens, (or the D5100) cannot properly autofocus. It's the AF-S Nikkor 12-24 f/4 G ED DX. Here is an example, taken in Aperture priority with dynamic mode AF: I used the center AF point, on the nutcrackers. Nothing in the picture is sharp. With manual focus I can get sharp results...
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Hello, planning a trip to Death Valley in the next couple of weeks, weather (clear skies, no wind) permitting. Would appreciate advice on camera settings - ballpark - to get me started. ISO, shutter, aperture. (And a particular question: The "long exposure noise reduction": On or Off?) Camera: Nikon D5500 and/or D5100. (APS-C size). Lens: Nikon 16-85mm f3.5 (probably set at 20mm?? for best quality?) Lens: Nikon 50mm f1.4 No earth-rotation-tracking mechanism. Only tripod & remote shutter. I...
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Need a tripod versatile enough to have with me in my car, attached to my camera bag - yet, sturdy enough for all kinds of photography...as I do product and food photography for clients, and love taking portraits, wildlife and landscape pictures for fun. Does anyone have any experiences with either of these two tripods? Feisol has lots of information about them and reviews out there, and Sirui has some, but from what I can tell - both are good tripods without spending $600+. Also, I like how...
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I recently fixed a shutter curtain problem with my wifes D5100 camera. The shutter test now works fine. She had dropped it in the curtain arm came of its post. Easy fix, pain taking it all apartm you wold tink Nikon could have clipped the arm on teh post somehow so it woul fnt easily pop off if the camera is hit or dropped. I put it all back together and shutter test now works fine, you can see thar the curtains are now open.  The problemI have now is when I put a lense on the camera is says...
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Hi, I shoot raw and use LR. With my D5100 I choose neutral picture control ( with increased sharpness to judge focus on the LCD after taking the pictures ). Now I upgraded from D5100 to D7200 and see that there is a flat picture control recommended for video and extensive postprocessing. What picture control do you choose for still photography  ( and why ) and do you alter its settings as a starting point for shooting RAW and developing with LR ?? Thanks in advance for your input...
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Good day! I am planning to buy an all around lens for my Nikon D5100. I am just not so sure which one to choose as I am on a budget. One friend told me to get Tamron Auto Focus 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 VC PZD All-In-One Zoom Lens with Built in Motor for Nikon DSLR Cameras (Model B008N) and another friend advised me to have Tamron SP Auto Focus 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II LD SP Aspherical (IF) Zoom Lens with Built In Motor for Nikon Digital SLR. I already have the f/1.8 50mm which I use for shooting...
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Hello, Sorry if this was already discussed. I searched and only found results for overlay with multiple exposure. I have a D5100 and I take shots of products for my work from the same angle and perspective. Sometimes, things can shift a bit and I find it hard to get the exact same perspective (I am using a tripod with the angles I want marked out in pen on the bottom of my light box). Is there an option where an older image that is already taken to be overlaid on the image preview window?...
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I have been using the self-timer on my D5100 for over 4 years without any problems. It has suddenly stopped working for no obvious reason. I have checked in the menu that the function key is still allocated gto the self-timer  but am not sure what other settings might cause a problem. Can anyone tell me if I have done something stupid or iof my camera has a fault? Thanks --Meyricke
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I am looking to replace my trusty Panasonic zs15 which has developed "blotches" inside and can't be repaired. I also own a Nikon D5100 and Nikon 18-300 lens. Yesterday I saw a Sony Alpha a5000 in Target (no camera shops near me) and it seemed to be quite a nice size and easy to use. Reviews about image quality are impressive. I mainly shoot landscapes, gardens and flowers for my magazine articles. Would you recommend the 5000, 5001 or 6000 as a replacement? Image quality is my most important...
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