Nikon D5100

Announced Apr 5, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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I just bought a D5100 with the 18-55mm kit lens as a second camera.  I spent some time taking photos at the beach today, but soon discovered how much I missed having real telephoto capabilities (I also have a Panasonic FZ200 that comes with a built-in 25-600mm super zoom Leika lens).  I'm thinking I would like to add a 200-300mm/f4-f5 capable lens to the D5100 - but I have pretty much broken my piggy bank on these two camera purchases.  I could probably squeeze out maybe another $500-600 for...
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Thanks for indulging a question that's a bit more elementary than many of those posed here:I have three lenses (50mm f2 Nikon, 35mm f2.8 and 135mm f2.8 third-party) from a 1970-era Nikkormat. They're manual everything: they sent f-stop information to the body by engaging a pin that moved when the aperture lens on the ring was rotated, but had no other connection to what went on behind them (other than bending light rays and sending them back there). They worked fine through the 1990s and have...
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Hi,I just bought a Nikon D5100.  I have found that the command structure as it appears in the LCD, not the menus generally, but things like setting metering type (spot, matrix, center) and scene modes show a sample photo of what is needed or will happen.  They are generally mediocre or worse (look at the one for matrix metering of a lady sitting with a silly grin behind a house, as an example) and not something that I want to see in the midst of the creative process.  Is there any way to shut...
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Hi All,I am looking for a DSLR for entry/intermediate level user. I know some basics in photography like aperture setting etc but I want to learn more and practice them. Some of my friends have Nikon D90 and I love the image quality especially in low light. But as it is 4 years old, I am not sure if it is a good idea to buy that (in USA). So I am thinking of Nikon D5100, Nikon D7000, Canon T3i and Canon T2i. I would appreciate your ideas to help me decide.Thanks!
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Was recommended to post  here for a better response. Anyways, here's the postHey guys! Looking to get my first DSLR around Boxing Day/New Years. I've had some experience with DSLRs before, back in High School when I was in photo class, and we used T2i's. I still remember a couple things from then. I've done some research but I'm still conflicted and I can't really decide which Camera to get. I'm thinking either the D5100, D90 or the D7000. Is the image quality that much better with the newer...
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Hey guys! Looking to get my first DSLR around Boxing Day/New Years. I've had some experience with DSLRs before, back in High School when I was in photo class, and we used T2i's. I still remember a couple things from then. I've done some research but I'm still conflicted and I can't really decide which Camera to get. I'm thinking either the D5100, D90 or the D7000. Is the image quality that much better with the newer sensor than the D90? Or should I shell out a couple more hundred bucks for...
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Hi, I asked another question about what were some good cameras for a beginner/intermediate. But this time I'd like to hear some camera lens combos. I'm more towards the intermediate side since I've been shooting in film for a couple years now. I also want good quality lenses. I really want to stay away from the kit lenses (18-55 and 55-250). I'm going to do mainly portraits and action photography. I've thought about getting a Canon T3i with 70-200mm f/4, 50mm 1.8, and  possibly a good walk...
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I have had my Sony S95 for over a year now and it has served me well as a compact camera with manual control settings. It's a great camera and versatile to have around but the main issues I have with it is the short 3x optical zoom and the slight blurring which is not noticeable on the camera screen but when viewed on my laptop the photos I thought looked great seem not as impressive in clarity.I love to travel and I would now like a good DSLR camera that takes impressive landscape and...
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I've recently bought Nikon 40mm f2.8 macro lens, and have a question about focus zone when shooting closeups. My camera is Nikon D5100. As you can see in these pics, the focus stretch is not horizontal or vertical, but a bit angular. I've marked the areas with black lines.Aperture: 3.2 Original pic: https://picasaweb.google.com/105480313862500361439/Temp#5808426406007805218Aperture: 3.3 Original pic: https://picasaweb.google.com/105480313862500361439/Temp#5808426273309478130Aperture: 9.0...
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HiI have recently got a Nikon D5100, and have a doubt about the live view/ aperture mode.Here is what I did.1. Switched to live view mode with Aperture priority. (LCD Screen is bright)2. Set to the largest aperture.3. Took a picture. (LCD Screen is bright after taking the pic).4. Set to the minimum aperture.5. Took a picture.Here after the picture was taken the screen became pretty dark, and that became bright only after the aperture was increased again and the picture was taken.It did not...
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