Questions tagged [nikon-d5100]

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

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Why does my rear LCD display change its orientation upside down automatically and continuously?

Recently, after 4 years of trouble free service, my Nikon D5100 LCD screen has developed a snag. Info display changes its orientation upside down continuously as a flicker. However in playback mode, ...
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What is wrong with the picture i took ? [closed]

I need to photograph a long house 200 feet at night - recently bought a Tripod - this picture was taken without using Tripod. What D51000 setting will give optimum result
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Why am I required to input the date and time on D5100 after charging the battery?

Every time I charge my battery, when I start my camera, it asks me to input the date and time.  Why? It's very annoying.
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What causes this black line across the edge of my photos?

I'm not a pro photographer. I've been using a Nikon D5100 for a long time. But lately, I'm facing a problem that while taking a picture, there's a black line along the edge of my photos. See the ...
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Nikon D5100: How to keep Continuous shooting on between shots

There is an old-ish post about the continuous release mode, but it's not exactly what I am trying to achieve, and was wondering if something has been discovered since then. On my D5100, when I set ...
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How to take a picture by looking to the display of the Nikon D5100 instead of looking through the viewfinder eyepiece?

I have a new Nikon D5100 camera. I find it difficult to take shots by looking to the scene using the viewfinder eyepiece. Is it possible to take a picture or to film a video by watching the scene on ...
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Nikon D5100 image numbering restarting after DSC_1000

In the last session my fotos were saved as DSC_0999, then DSC_1000 and the next as DSC_0001 and so forth again. Why is the numbering reset to 0 after 1000 images? Can I change this behavior so I get ...
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Focusing issue with kit lens

I have been using my camera (Nikon D5100) for around 5 years. Recently I am facing an issue when I use the kit lens. If I take a group photo (of a group of people) standing not very far from them, the ...
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What should I do when autofocus doesn't work on a Nikon D5100 and 18–55mm kit lens?

My brother bought a D5100 body only a few days ago and I've given him my 18–55 kit lens (I have a D3300). Today his focus stopped working (he might have fiddled with the settings a bit, I'm not sure). ...
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I dropped my Nikon D5100 and the mirror was stuck

... and i was able to fix that with a small screwdriver putting it back into place with help of a youtube video. The problem i have now is that when i take a picture through the viewfinder of my ...
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What could cause a Nikon D5100 to take completely black pictures?

Recently my camera will take pictures fine, but sometimes between pictures the aperture setting changes from showing (say) "9" (to represent f/9) to showing "--". After this, if I take a picture it ...
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How to get autofocus to work with D5100 and AF-P DX Nikkor

I just bought Nikon 18 - 55 mm f/3.5 - 5.6G VR AF-P DX Nikkor from Amazon UK. When I connected it to my Nikon D5100, the autofocus didn't work. There was nothing about this from the original seller's ...
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Can I sync a Norman strobe pack with a Nikon D5100 with something that goes on the hot shoe?

I have a Nikon D5100. I am trying to use it in a studio setting with a Norman 800w strobe pack. How do I sync the light to the camera? Is there something that can go on the hot shoe at the top of the ...
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Nikon D5100 - lost or missing images on memory card [duplicate]

After shooting all day and viewing the images on the camera, when I put the card into my PC and tried to open it, I did not have all the images from today. I did have all the old images, from ...
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I have a Nikon D5100. What lenses would be good for landscape and night photography? [closed]

I am fairly new to photography. My family and I will be going on a trip around Australia in July and I wanted some advice on what lenses to use for landscape photography and night photography. My ...
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Using a manual lens on D5100

I am an amateur photographer and I am currently using a Nikon D5100 with the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G lens. I have been thinking of getting an old manual focus lens like a 50mm or an 85mm, because they ...
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Pictures turned up black, as if I took the photos with the cap on

I have a Nikon DX D5100. I've used it multiple times for the last 3 years and feel very confortable with it. We used it last night for a Halloween photo booth and only the first 10 pictures turned up ...
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My Nikon D5100 DSLR wont autofocus by itself

I bought the camera new recently the Nikon D5100 I put the lens on set it for automatic same with the camera I set it to AF-F but in live view it wont focus unless I press the button to take pictures ...
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As an inexperienced user, how can I best take action photographs with a DSLR and consumer superzoom?

I have a Nikon D5100 with a Sigma lens 18-200mm. I need to take fast action pictures of my grandson playing baseball, in short stop plays; this is a very fast position. What would be the best setting ...
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D5100 blocked in “Lock mirror up for cleaning” state

I used the "Lock mirror up for cleaning" feature of my Nikon D5100. It worked several times, but the last time I did it, turning off the camera didn't work: it's supposed to unlock the mirror and go ...
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Travel arrangements with Sigma Lenses? [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of threads on travel photography, I read some, but found that most are out of date, however, manufacturers kept innovating, and that starts to confuse a lot of newbies like me. ...
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How can I take more than 100 photos in continuous shutter mode on a Nikon D5100 or D5200?

I have D5100 and D5200 both. When I am using remote shutter release cable for star trail, without bulb mode, both cameras take only 100 images at a stretch. I even tried with 1/4000 shutter speed, but ...
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Proper method to measure the magnification of a reversed lens [duplicate]

I have a 50mm prime lens and a 18-55mm standard lens at my disposal. How do I measure the magnification of a reversed lens when used with a reverse mount. What are the factors that come into play to ...
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What is the difference between the AF-S 50mm f1.8G and the AF 50mm 1.8D? [duplicate]

I am curious to know what is the difference between an AF-S and AF lens. What makes AF-S more costly than AF? Is there any difference in image quality ?
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Focus issues with my Nikon 5100 camera (35 mm 1.8 lens)

My pictures no longer seem to be sharp. I generally use meter to select focus point and use manual settings to click pictures. Since some time i noticed this change. Could this be an issue with my ...
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Lightroom Tethered shooting not working

I'm using a Nikon D5100 and a Surface Pro 3 on windows 10. I'm having issues with the tethered shooting in that 9 times out of 10 it doesn't detect a camera. I can't for the life of me figure out ...
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Nikon D5100 Infra-red remote setting

Is there a way to stop the D5100 from always defaulting back to the Single Shot mode after taking just one shot with the IR remote?
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Nikon D5100 and Yongnuo RF603N II hot shoe issues

Are there any known issues with using a Yongnuo RF603N II with a Nikon D5100? I am trying to trigger a Yongnuo 560 III with the RF603N II. When I mount the 560 III directly on the D5100, it triggers ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why can't I get the wire to latch when replacing Nikon D5100 focusing 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 [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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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.