Nikon D5100

Announced Apr 5, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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I currently have a D5100 and would consider upgrading to the D7xxx or other series. I bought the D5100 because of the fully articulating LCD. I often take pictures of wildflowers near the ground and many are in vertical (portrait) mode. I have often wondered how you use the tilting only LCD's in vertical mode. It seems Nikon only uses the articulating LCD on the D5xxx series and wonder how vertical mode is handled on tilting only LCD's. I was using a D80 and the fixed LCD caused me to get...
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I have a Nikon D5100 and a Nikon 18-200 VR II lens.  Bought probably 8 years ago.  I really used to love this setup, but I've kinda come to hate it because of the problems it has.  Just to start, lets make clear that I'm a beginner basically - good kit but no expert at using it or troubleshooting, so be gentle please. Basically, the autofocus seems to be really slow.  I've found that it doesn't autofocus at all if I don't twist the lens focus ring to the right (direction of travel at the top)...
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Being a hardware design engineer i cannot imagine the reason that Nikon could not switch the motor type in some new lenses (AF-P type) and not keep compatibility with older cameras. I am not familiar with the electrical connections they use in the mount, but i assume they use a few pins (4 maybe) to keep compatibility with AF type lenses where the lens just reports focal length to the camera. For driving the focus motor and VR they must use at least two pins to power the lens and at least two...
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I'm new to DSLR cameras and I'm looking to purchase my first external flash. I'm trying to figure out how to select the best flash for my camera. I also need help setting up the settings for flash on the camera. I have a Nikon D5100. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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Does anyone know how to find a screen protector for the LCD, on which there is a PHI-GRID printed???? I can't think of any other way to have a usable GRID on the live view. Thanks to a user here that has told us how to use the AUTOFOCUS DOTS in the viewfinder and THINK of them to form the standard "Rule of Thirds" grid. Alternately, can somebody tell how to use the 16 square GRID in anything useful apart from aligning lines with horizons??
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This is the equipment I currently own. 1) old D40X and 2) slightly less old D5100. My current lenses are 1) Nikon 18-55 mm kit lens, 2) Nikon 55-200 mm telephoto, and 3) Tokina 12-28 f/4 super wide. I'm not an accomplished photographer. I mostly take photos of events I'm at, or places I'm visiting while on vacation, or RV trips. I want good quality pictures for viewing when I get home and to show family and friends. I never expect to sell any nor to enter any photo contests. All that said, I...
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I will be shooting a party using 10ft x8ft canvas backdrop with a western print on it. it will be shot outside peak daylight. I have a d5100 also 35mm1.8, 18-55 and 70-200mm lens. my question is which lens (or I can rent) should I use to keep the subjects sharp and also the backdrop sharp and as much of it in the picture not being so far away from subject
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I have a party coming up outside using painted canvas backdrop. Now I have  a Nikon d5100 with Nikon 35mm 1.8, 18-55 and 55-200. I would like something that would give wider and bring subjects closer. thinking about renting should I rent 12-24 or 17-35 or other options
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Hello, Here is a question on how the D5100 works, when using an old, manual lens, and set on "M": I wonder if that's the best this combo can do, or I'm doing something wrong?? Using the Menu, setting the "Auto ISO sensitivity control" to "ON," and the "Maximum Sensitivity" to 400 (or other ISO) and the "Minimum shutter speed" to 1/160 (or other value). The display on the menu below the other info then reads: " Value selected for max sensitivity will be used." I interpret this as the cam (that...
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I loved my d5100 in manual mode with sb-700 in manual mode, it triggered everytime with my strobe but now I have a d5500 and I do not know what to do to trigger my speedlight as the master to set off my strobe???
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