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

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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 if ...
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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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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 a ...
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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 (1)....
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Why are my 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 isn't....
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Does the Nikon D5100 have true auto bracketing and how do I use it?

There is a bracketing feature on Nikon D5100 but it does not seem to work as it does on other cameras such as D90. There is also a separate feature called HDR on D51000 and I am guessing Bracketing ...
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Which is better for a beginner, Nikon D60 or Nikon D5100? [duplicate]

I am a bit confused on what to choose between Nikon D60 and Nikon D5100. Which one is good for a beginner or an entry level photographer? I also see that Nikon D5100 is priced less than Nikon D60 ...
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Nikkor 50mm F1.4D vs. Nikkor 50mm F1.8D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a noticeable difference between 1.8 and 1.4 prime lens? I am a new to DSLR cameras and I just recently got my Nikon D5100 camera. I am now considering buying a ...
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When buying entry level cameras, are lenses really more important than the body?

Original Question: Is there a D5100 alternative I was considering my first DSLR Nikon D3000, then saw D3100 and was fixed on it, then saw D5100 and I though yes,this is the one to go for. While ...
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How do I enable auto-ISO in non-scene modes in a Nikon D5100?

I'm trying to enable auto-ISO on my dad's Nikon D5100. There is an "Auto" option for "ISO sensitivity" in the menu, logically-enough under "ISO sensitivity settings"). This works fine in the Scene ...
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How to choose between a Canon 600D (Rebel T3i) and a Nikon D5100?

I am about to pick up my first DSLR camera and have shortlisted between Canon 600D (Rebel T3i) and a Nikon D5100. The Nikon camera is about 200 USD cheaper but am not sure if the Canon is still a ...