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

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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 you choose among different 70-300mm lens for Nikon DSLRs?

I have a Nikon D5100 and it's my first dSLR. I've played with the kit lens for a while and now want to explore the zoom category. I've shortlisted these 70-300mm lenses: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-...
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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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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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How is the cold resistance of entry level DSLRs?

Next month I am going to North of Sweden for 6 months. So I'm looking for a new SLR-camera to take photos there. I'm not a professional photographer so I decided to buy an entry level SLR camera - the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are there any alternate eyepieces for people with glasses?

Any recommendations for an alternate DK20 eyepiece for a Nikon D3200 or D5100 that gives a better visual for wearers of glasses? Amazon has many but the reviews are all over the place. My glasses keep ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nikon D5100 “Press Shutter Release Button Again” error, but fixing itself after left alone for a while [duplicate]

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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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 ...