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A mid-range consumer DSLR from Nikon which was released in 2011.

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Does the Nikon D5100 stop working if you don't use it for a while? [duplicate]

I bought my camera in 2012/2013. Two months ago I would use it to record a video. A few days ago I wanted to use it again. Between those times, I haven't touched the camera. Strangely enough the ...
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Nikon D5100 doesn't react anymore?

My Nikon D5100 doesn't react anymore, no matter what button I pressed. Only if you switch on and off the camera the green light lights up for a short period of time signaling accessing to the SD card. ...
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How do I know whether I got the latest firmware on my Nikon D5100?

I bought a Nikon D5100. It doesn't work anymore. The I charged the battery, put it into the body, but it says the battery energy is low. The battery I'm using is from Nikon. I'm thinking of buying a ...
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Battery life Nikon D5100

I've got a problem with my Nikon D5100 that I bought in 2012/2013. It's either the camera itself, the battery or the battery charger. I don't know anyone with my set of equipment and can't really ...
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Nikon D5100 suddenly stopped taking pictures

Suddenly my D5100 is not taking any pictures. Minutes before it was working fine. The LCD monitor has also gone black, but the rest of the functions work. Please advise
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Why am I protecting files when I use my back focus button?

I just learned how to use my back focus button on my Nikon D5100. I have been accidently causing about ten percent of my photofiles to be protected. I cannot delete them in camera. I do not know ...
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How can I use sigma zoom 100-300mm on my new Nikon D5100? [duplicate]

Is it possible to use a Sigma zoom 100-300mm lens on my new Nikon D5100? I tried fitting it but couldn't. Can you suggest an adaptor or something that I can fit into to use this lens on my Nikon ...
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Nikon D5100 says “lens not attached” in automatic mode (works in manual) [duplicate]

I'm a total beginner with my Nikon D5100 and i'm trying to shoot in auto mode. When I attach the AF-S Nikkor 18-55 mm lens, the camera says "lens not attached" unless I have it in M (manual) mode. I ...
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Nikon D5100 potential auto focus issue [duplicate]

I recently went on a trip and I've been noticing lately that my autofocus might be having issues. Some background info: I use a Nikon D5100 (past warranty) I shoot in RAW I mainly use a 50mm 1.4 ...
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Is Sigma AF 70-300 f/4.0-5.6 DG APO Macro compatible with Nikon D5100?

Is the Sigma AF 70-300 f/4.0-5.6 DG APO Macro compatible with the Nikon D5100 camera?
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What can I expect for battery life from my Nikon D5100?

Recently I have purchased a Nikon d5100. In every shot I use live view (using the LCD), so basically live view is on when my camera is on. How many photos can I expect to snap in single full battery ...
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Nikon d5100 producing extremely underexposed images

I have a most vexing problem. I have a Nikon d5100 (roughly a year old) which up until two days ago handled exposure and metering just fine. However, at night, in a well lit room (florescent bulbs) ...
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What can I do with an 18-55 mm kit lens? [duplicate]

I've had my nikon D5100 camera for over a year and don't have too many shots I'm really proud of. I feel uninspired and wondering if there are any cool tricks or shots with a slow shutter speed? I ...
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Lines through my images - help

I have a recently purchased Nikon 5100. Since purchase there is a series of two lines (in the same place) in the frame that show up on the pictures. Any guesses as to what they are and how I can get ...
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Is Nikon AF Nikkor 28-80mm Lens compatible with Nikon D5100 DSLR?

I plan to buy the Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G lens for my Nikon D5100. I want to know compatibility, performance and quality of the lens-D5100 combo.
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Nikon AF-S 55-300mm VR vs. Tamron SP 70-300mm VC USD [closed]

I am planning to buy a entry level telephoto zoom lens for my D5100. I have boiled down to two lenses: The Nikon AF-S 55-300mm VR and the TAMRON SP 70-300mm VC USD. My question is: Is the Tamron ...
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Nikon D5100: should I avoid the firmware update if I want to use 3rd party batteries?

I want buy batteries for my Nikon D5100. Third party options are much cheaper than Nikon's one. I saw offers from Wasabi and Vivitar, I guess are others in the market. I note that both has ...
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Nikon D5100, Top of Photo is “Blacked Out” [duplicate]

All my pictures come out with the top blacked out, and some have a shadow below that... Any help, Please!
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How can I use tethering software together with a wireless trigger for my Nikon D5100?

I'm using a Nikon D5100 and I would like to know how to use USB tethering with live view and meanwhile to be able to take photos using a wireless remote trigger. At the moment, once I open "Capture ...
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Do I need to leave my Nikon camera on for three days to recharge the backup battery?

I have a Nikon D5100, which I bought in 2010. Whenever I turn on the camera, it says that the clock has been reset. I read in the manual that the backup battery needs to get recharged for three days ...
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Why do my camera shots have a dark area at the top?

Until a couple of days ago, there was no problem, but now my images have a dark band at the top of them. What could be the reason? See an example below Is there anything I can do, or does the camera ...
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Trouble replacing nikon D5100 focussing screen

I acquired an aftermarket Bresson focusing screen for my Nikon D5100. I very carefully followed the instructions to remove the old screen. However, I find that I can not get the wire retainer to latch ...
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Nikon D5100 “Press Shutter Release Button Again” error, but fixing itself after left alone for a while

First of all to be clear, the camera was not dropped or anything; it started to behave like this from nothing. I turned on my camera and first it displayed "Turn off the camera and turn on again". ...
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Nikon D5100 / D5200: which should I buy [closed]

I am currently looking into buying my first DSLR After consideration I was pretty much set to buy a Nikon D5100, but looking at amazon it seems that there is only a $100 difference with the 5200. If ...
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How is this “soft” effect achieved?

I've been following Sam Marie on Flickr and I'm wondering how they create the "soft, milky" tone of everything in their photos? Is it done post processing in Photoshop or is it a combination of ...
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Low light when using Macro Reversing Ring

I just purchased Macro Reversing Ring for my Nikon d5100(18-55lens), but I observed that whenevever I try to use it I am getting very dark images, They are so dark that I cannot capture them without ...
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Nikon D5100: possible to get more than 30" exposure with self timer?

Is there any way to increase the exposure time longer than 30" in the Nikon D5100? I know there is BULB, but is not working with self-timer.
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Can I make custom bokeh shape using a 18-55mm Nikkor lens?

Custom bokeh shapes need a large aperture. The max aperture my lens can reach is f3.5. Is it big enough for a custom bokeh? I tried but it doesn't work.
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Dust on eye piece DSLR

My DSLR got some dusts on the viewfinder [eye piece]. I've cleaned the both the mirrors [the focus screen] but it looks like the dusts are on where we put our eye. Should I clean it [dust may find ...
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Why does my D5100 rear display turn off automatically after about 10 seconds?

When I use the screen as a viewfinder, it works fine. But when I use it to show the settings, it turns off after around 10 sec. I've to press the info button to turn it back on. Is there some setting ...
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Planning to buy new Lens for Nikon D5100 [duplicate]

Currently I am using Nikon D5100 DSLR camera with default kit lens 18-55MM lens. Now I am planning to buy some new lens but i am confuse because still i am new to photography. Mainly I want to do ...
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The screen on my Nikon D5100 flickers

The screen on my Nikon D5100 flickers. This is not due to the highlights which have been turned off. The menu and information screens flickers as well... I also noticed that, when displaying pictures: ...
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Nikon 55-300 VR lens vs other Nikon zoom lens

I've Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm kit lens. Had the 55-200mm VR lens but sold it last year. I really enjoyed using the 55-200mm and had no complain. Now I am planning to buy another zoom lens and have ...
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Nikon 55-200mm or 50mm

Im getting a nikon d5100 in a week or so, And i was woundering which lens to get with it? Im stumped this will be my first dslr and i know nothing about lenses. And i have a budget of $200 for a ...
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Why does my Nikon D5100 suddenly have a 30-60 seconds delay before auto focus starts working?

I have a Nikon D5100 with the 18-55 kit lens. It was working fine till a few days ago. The auto focus used to work from the very next second after turning ON the camera. But now the auto focus does ...
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Achieving wireless + speedlight [duplicate]

I have a Nikon D5100, and would like to be able to hold a speedlight in my hand, or place it behind my subject. I'd like to avoid cables, but don't know which specific products I should get. I ...
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What is the difference Focus mode and AF-Area mode?

I am using Nikon D5100. To shoot a subject which is: Stationary: we can set AF-area mode to Single Point AF we can set Focus mode to AF-S Moving: we can set AF-area mode to Dynamic-Area AF we can ...
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Is it expected for the Nikon D5100 and Sigma 150-500mm mounting to be very tight?

I have a query regarding the Sigma 150-500 mounting on a Nikon D5100. I have got my Sigma 150-500mm today.... I am feeling that the lens is very tight to mount on my D5100. Is this expected?? I have ...
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Nikon 300mm autofocus makes noise and stops working temporarily

I have a Nikon D5100 and a used Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/2.8D IF-ED II, where the two usually work great together. However, if I use autofocus a few times in a row (usually when the change in focus ...
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You have two rooms to build your photography skills, measuring about 12 x 12 feet and 9 x 8.8 feet. What lens/lenses would you buy and why?

After days of indecision I've decided I'll be buying the Nikon D5100. Now my only issue is what lens/lenses to go for. I think it will be best to give you an idea of what types of photographs I intend ...
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What were important things you took into account when purchasing your first camera and lens? [closed]

Ok I am ready to purchase my first serious camera. I owned a FujiFix s1800 but didn't like the quality of the headshots I took. Headshots would be the main reason for purchase but I'd also like to ...
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Nikon D5100 not getting battery power after being dropped?

My Nikon D5100 hit the pavement when the strap broke. Since then, I have no power. A local camera shop agreed there was no battery power and suggested a new battery. After charging the new one, I ...
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onboard flash and external flash, flashing at the same time

Any thoughts as to why my on board and my new speedlight would be flashing at the same time? I have gone through the manuals and nothing seems to suggest a fix.
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Are third party battery grips good enough?

I have a Nikon D5200, problem is the body of the cam is very small to my hands. I want to purchase a battery grip, that i suppose will give me more space to grip properly.Nikon does not produce grips ...
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Preview the DOF result in a D5100 viewfinder?

I have been told that some cameras have the ability to show the exact Depth of Field in the viewfinder when pressing a button. I searched for that button on my Nikon D5100 without success. I could ...
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How to get my Nikon D5100 out of black and white in modes other than auto?

I'm new to photography and have a Nikon D5100. When I try and take it out of Auto mode to shoot in any other mode it's all in black and white. I've looked through all of the menu options and info ...
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Check free space on Nikon DSLR

Currently I'm using a 4 GB memory card for shooting RAW on D5100, but how to know the available free space on memory card from the camera ? As the number of shots remaining is so misleading !
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P-Mode on Nikon D5100: What are some use cases?

I am using D5100 for around 6 months. I have basic ins-n-out understandings of the camera including A/M/S-mode. In, most scenario, i understand what to use. Else, figure it by trial-n-error. But, in ...
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F-mount extension tubes suddenly stop attaching to Nikon d5100

I just got a new Nikon d5100. I attached some extension tubes, took some pictures, took off the extensions tubes, took some more pictures. When I tried to re-attach the extension tubes they would not ...
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Should I buy the Nikon D3100 or the D5100 for family pictures? [closed]

I'm currently looking to buy a new SLR camera, I've been doing some research on the internet a loved the reviews and price of the Nikon D3100. However after reading a fair few more reviews I noticed ...