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

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How can I convert Nikon D5100 .NEF files to .JPG?

I accidentally took some fairly important photos in .NEF (Nikon raw) format instead of my usual .JPG. I tried downloading the ViewNX program to convert the files (as suggested in another posted ...
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Suggestions for Lens for my D5100 [duplicate]

I got the Nikon D5100 recently. I'm happy with the 18-55mm lens, but now am moving out to a different country on short trips and occasionally love to experiment with shots at landscapes and nature. ...
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Nikon Lens format for D5100 [duplicate]

I'm planning to buy the Nikon D5100. As I'll also buy a 200mm lens which format to go for ? And what does they mean and their differences [DX Format FX Format CX Format]
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Save portrait orientation into file in Nikon D5100

I had my first experience with my new Nikon D5100 yesterday, and I got surprised that the photos I took turning the camera 90 degres were not turned in the files when I copy then to my computer. ...
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Why are white-lighted areas on my Nikon D5100's LCD blinking continuously?

I bought a Nikon D5100 a few days back, with the 18-55mm kit lens. For past few days it was working fine. But today when I clicked some photos, I noticed that the while viewing the photos on camera ...
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How to attach Zeikos extension tube to D5100?

How to attach the Zeikos macro extension tube to Nikon D 5100 and to the kit lens 18-55mm? Neither side of the tube seems to fit the body of the camera nor the lens. Perhaps I bought the wrong item ...
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How does the Neewer brand wireless external shutter release for Nikon D5100 work?

Ok, time has come to buy external shutter release. I have Nikon D5100, and I looked at nikon official page, they offer wireless shutter release, and cable release. Unfortunately, wireless release is ...
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Can I use a Nikon 50mm f/2 pre-AI on my Nikon D5100?

Can I use a Nikon 50mm f/2 pre-AI on my Nikon D5100? Will it cause any damage to my camera?
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Can I use a Cosina AF 28-300mm f/4-6.3 with a Nikon D5100 if I focus manually?

The Cosina AF 28-300mm is an autofocus zoom for Nikon F-mount (body must have AF motor). Can I still use it with the D5100, provide that I will have to manual focus?
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How to fix a dropped Nikon D5100 - black screen, will not take pictures?

My wife dropped our D5100 and now the camera will not take pictures and has a black screen. How do you fix this issue?
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Why am I getting black photos when I use the Manual feature on my Nikon D5100?

I was taking mass photos a few days ago, and I had it set to Manual, when after about four photos, the rest started coming out black. I could see through my eyepiece clearly, it took the photo ...
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How do i get back to shooting mode in D5100?

Yesterday I got my Nikon D5100. After initiall setup i cliked a picture. All okay. Then to learn i pressed 'i' button to view settings. Now i am not able to come out of this information display on my ...
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How to record videos with blurred background with Nikon D5100 [closed]

Has anyone tried to shoot videos with blurred backgrounds using the Nikon D5100. I am trying to shoot cooking video, but with the a blurred background. I have 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR Nikkor Zoom ...
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Mysteriously lost photos on Nikon D5100 after shooting and plugging into iMac

I'm totally perplexed. My 32 gb card was fairly full at over 28. I had just downloaded some images to my iMac. I pulled the card out without ejecting, but I often do that with no issues, as I was only ...
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How do I connect my Nikon D5100 to a Mac with the Picture Control utility?

When I want to work with "picture control utility", I conect the camera by USB to Mac and select Control Utility, select import pictures, then appear a message telling "use a memory card reader or ...
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Can the camera select wrong exposure just because of color?

I took two pictures of two different flowers with portrait setting. One came perfectly exposed with dark background, the other seems over exposed with brighter background. I tried it again and the ...
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Nikon D5100 - completely white image

I was reviewing my shots from a day out and noticed that one image was completely white. The shot was the last in a series of about 5 or 6 which were taken in the space of about a minute. The settings ...
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D5100 Car Photography Settings Recomendations

I am a car photographer and I am unhappy with some of the results from my D5100. I feel like I haven't been able to fully take advantage of my camera's settings, considering I haven't really been able ...
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Is it normal to see a different exposure reading through viewfinder and LCD?

I was playing with my Nikon D5100 yesterday and noticed that the exposure reading through the viewfinder was different to the reading on the LCD. I have never noticed this before. Is this normal? For ...
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Keeping menu or preview showing for longer on Nikon D5100

My D5100 will constantly put the screen to sleep while I am busy using it. Is there a way to extend the amount of time the menu or preview screens will remain visible before the screen switches off?
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Nikon D5100 - how to keep HDR activated after taking a shot?

I am using the HDR function for the first time lately and what I am finding is that after each image is taken the HDR will disable itself. So you have to go back into the menu and enable it again each ...
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Will a Nikon D5100 benefit from using a class10 HDHC memory card over a class 6?

I have a Nikon D5100 and currently use a class 6 SDHC memory card. Since I am still fairly new and use "RAW + JPEG" mode there is a lot of heavy writing to the memory card (not to mention quickly ...
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How to get a smooth gradient on sky?

I wanted to capture this beautiful dawn. The colors came well but the gradient is banded, if you see closely. I know we can post process the image to smooth it out, but I would like to directly ...
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Are Nikon lens double the cost of Canon auto-focus lens?

Are Nikon lenses double the cost of canon Camera? Point in case, below. I am an amateur photographer and my usual requirements are: Portraits with nice Bokeh Macro (flowers, insects etc.) Day ...
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How can I force my D5100's shutter to stay open?

I have a Nikon D5100 and a MC-DC2 remote. I'd like to use the remote to hold the shutter open until I release the button, however I don't see an option for this. Is this something that I can do?
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Nikon d5100 memory card capacity for NEF+JPEG(fine)

I just bought my first dslr (Nikon D5100) and I'm looking for an sd card to go with it. I would rather have just one card so I thought about 64GB SanDisk Extreme (45MB/s), however I don't know if I ...
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What are proper settings to capture sun rise time-lapse?

I am a newbie to SLR world. The infinite settings are now a curse than a boon to me. I would like to shoot sun rise in time lapse mode. The problem is, the photographs taken before sun rise are clear, ...
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How to take photo by monitor instead of viewfinder with my new Nikon DSLR?

I am a starter with Digital SLRs and I just bought a Nikon D5100. One thing I can not figure out is how to take photos from the monitor, not from viewfinder. What I can see is the photo information ...
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Did I make a mistake buying a D5100 to get started with photography?

So I decided to start photography. My aim is simple: take photos of my future travels around the world. I want to take good photos. Well, I made the mistake of buying the gears before even learning ...
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Nikon D5100 Focusing Issue

The issue I have had is where the camera tries to focus and cannot focus. It just zooms in and out constantly and no matter what I do it will not focus and fire. The only way I have found around this ...
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Nikon D5100 Stopped Working?

I have had an issues and not sure what I should do, here is what happened: Yesterday I was shooting with my D5100 and all the sudden it would not respond. I would press the shutter release and ...
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Can wireless flash triggers decrease the camera's actual sync speed?

Can wireless flash triggers decrease the camera's actual sync speed? I am using a set of YN-603 triggers to trigger a YN-560II with my D5100, but it looks like when I have it set as 1/200s I get a ...
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Is there a way to make the Nikon D5100 fire three auto-bracked shots with one press?

I have a Nikon D5100 and I can set it to auto bracket, where I fire 3 shots off and it brackets with ev +2, ev 0, and ev -2. That is okay, but is there a setting so that when I trigger the shutter ...
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Is there any reason to take 3 RAW/JPG images to get most from HDR?

I'm new to photography and what I've seen so far: ViewNX allow me to change exposure +2/-2 stops in RAW HDR is about larger dynamic range and merging shadow details from overexposed image with ...
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How can I get correct focus on the moon or stars with my DSLR? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to nail focus for DSLR astrophotography? I don't know if D5100 is right camera for this kind of stuff, but I would like to shoot night sky covering moon, stars and ...
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How to manually focus Nikon d5100 at very low light conditions?

Suppose I have to short in very low light so I have to set up shoter speed to 10-20 sec. Live view and autofocus doesn't work in this case and view finder give you a little help since it is to dark. ...
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is there any reason to disable VR in Nikon lenses?

Perhaps it is safer to storage/carry lenses with VR disabled or may be with very small shorted speed VR decrease quality of picture.
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What is cheapest way to get a 10-20× zoom range on a Nikon D5100? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I decide on a camera/lens with high zoom range? There are a lot of relatively cheap ~ 300$ (with body) consumer cameras with mega-zoom features — i.e. lenses with ...
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How do I keep my Nikon D5100 from attempting to autofocus with every shutter press?

I have a Nikon D5100 and the auto focus works fairly well most of the time. But there are times when I have a subject in focus and want to fire off multiple shots fairly quickly. I do not need to ...
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Why do cameras put photos in multiple folders on a memory card?

Recently when looking at my memory card I noticed that there were multiple folders on the memory card. The file path looked like this: DCIM/100D5100 DCIM/101D5100 The D5100 is the camera I am ...
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Why do I get two JPEG files instead of RAW+JPEG when transfering to my computer from my Nikon D5100?

I have a Nikon D5100 and I want to shoot RAW and JPG at the same time. I select RAW+N (RAW plus Normal Size JPG). Now when I export the shots to my computer I end up with two files called DSC_0123 ...
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Nikon D5100 M Mode (Manual) settings reset for every shot whilst the camera pointing to the same object

I've just noticed that whilst shooting with my D5100 using M mode settings reset after each shot. Say, the camera is on a tripod pointing to an object. I've balanced out the exposure to a 0, aperture ...
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How can I view Nikon RAW files as I transfer them to my Windows computer?

When I download my raw (Nikon NEF) files from my camera I just connect a USB cord that came with my camera and download the files off of the card. My question is, is it possible to view the files I am ...
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Looking for a good, cheap entry-level telephoto lens for Nikon D5100

I currently own a Nikon D5100 with the 18-55mm kit and am looking for a good, cheap entry-level telephoto lens. I'm a beginner, and plan to do wildlife, nature and landscape photography with an ...
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Is there a typical timeline on which Nikon replaces its DSLRs?

I want to buy a Nikon D5100 as my first DSLR camera. It's almost a year since the D5100 was announced and I would like to know if there is something similar to the mac rumors buyers guide for DSLRs or ...
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How do lens prices compare for Nikon and Canon?

I am about to buy a new DSLR and shortlisted the two models, Nikon D5100 and Canon 550D. I ready to buy the Nikon model(more expensive) but learned that Nikon lenses are much more expensive than Canon ...
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What are the advantages of moving from the Canon 550D to Nikon D5100?

What are the advantages of moving from a Canon 550D(Rebel T2i) to Nikon D5100 ? I purchased a Canon 550D a month ago with a 18-55 kit lens, even before I could become a pro, I am getting an ...
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Does the Nikon D5100 have a mode or the ability to create a mode to support an effect similar to black and white film photography?

The camera has a mode called "Night Vision", which appears to product gray-scale images, however I'm not experienced enough with black and white film photography to know if this behaves in a similar ...
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Is the Nikon D5100 really better than the D200?

On a wedding occasion, I learned the photographer was using D200. I have D5100. I quickly jumped in and checked the prices on Amazon (it was 2.5x expensive) and then compared it on snapsort. Now the ...
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How to clean an oily spot from the camera body?

This is very trivial. You are eating some food, you grabbed your camera for some reasons and inadvertently you left an oily finger print on your camera. It should be easy to remove right? But it ...