Nikon D5100

Announced Apr 5, 2011 •
16 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
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I cannot make my D5100 focus on my arm which is about 24-30 inches from the camera. The focus mode is automatic and the focus point is set to single point with the little brackets in the center of the frame. As you can see my arm is out of focus and the background is in focus. I then take a picture of the fruitcake can at roughly the same distance from the camera and it's in focus. Why can't I get my arm in focus? Arm out of focus, background in focus At roughly the same distance as my arm in...
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just got a Nikon D5100 and have been using the Nikon 55-200  f4 5.6 lens  , I have tried all kinds of setting but cant get the sharpness and detail I'm looking for, here are some of the pictures I have taken
By: DeanW67 (1 week ago)
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Hi guys! I watched a couple milky way photography tutorials and tried to shoot a photo with my Nikon d5100 & kit lens 18-55mm 3.5-5.6G but it turned out so bad. The settings were: M mode, 24mm, f4, shutter 20s, ISO 2000 without a light source, just the lights from the houses around my yard (not ideal location, but it's what I had). What do you think went wrong?
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In 2015 when I went from IPhone photography (I know, the blissful days of ignorance before gear lust) to DSLR (first model used D5100 with a kit lense) I was amazed how much better one could shoot in low light (club, bar, unlighted garden...) conditions. At some point I then also discovered primes and now have a Nikon 85 1.8 (G) and a 135 2.8 (old manual). I also love being sufficiently far away in order for the person not being aware of being photographed, and thus having natural face...
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A couple of weeks ago I put a post on here asking about lenses for the D5500 as I was thinking of "stepping up" from my compacts,, well its not the D5500 but a D5100 that I bought from a friend, cam + kit lens, spare battery, still in vgc for £100,, (couldn't turn it down) and this should get me started back into using / carrying a DLSR again. Now, and I know you all have your own views on this but,, "best settings" for the 5100, con / sat / sharpness etc,,,, any info would be gratefully...
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I would like these cams to "beep" when they think they are in focus. I can not seem to find that in their manuals. (There is a mention of a "beep" when not in focus...) Any help, please? --RUcrAZhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7scQbWkeNaY
By: Marencolleen (1 month ago)
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My husband and I are planning on hiking into a subalpine lake this summer and camping for a night. I have my ketly pack that will hold my sleeping bag, tent, camping gear etc. but i'm contemplating how to take my d5100 and one attached lens with me. any ideas?
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Hi everyone, I have an upcoming safari trip to the Serengeti (this August) and would like some advice on taking pictures there. I have read a ton of things on this forum and from other sources on the web but I welcome all advice and experiences! This will be my first safari. Quick background on myself (sorry if this is too much, I have seen many replies on this forum asking for this so people can give better advice taking into account the photographer's skills/experience): Hobbyist that...
By: Zertyme (1 month ago)
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Hello ! This summer, I will go to Vietnam and this time I don't want to use my father camera (Nikon d5100 with all the lenses). So I decide to buy a compact camera and after a tons of research, reading review (especially on this website) I finish wither those camera: lx10 570€: Pros: aperture ring, flip up screen, 4K Cons: No viewfinder Zs100 plus the battery 517 € : Pros: viewfinder, 4K Cons: no flip up screen g7x mark II  sony rx100 mark iii: Got everything but not sure about the video...
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Found one local decently cheap. I've been trying to read up on this lens, and haven't really found a definitive answer. I know the lens has USD - but does this also imply that it has a built in motor (like the AF-S lenses)? I have a D5100 and am trying to figure out if this lens would be MF only, or AF and MF. Thanks!
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