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twowheels

La Habra, US
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twowheels Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Apr 2007
Sun 13-May-12 05:54 AM

Well, I always said if Nikon would come out with a DSLR with a swivel like the Canon point and shoots, I'd get one. Sooo, I ordered it tonight and look forward to using it. I have quit a few AF-S lenses, so I just ordered the body. NAS is at it again. Thought it was gone since my purchase of the D300s, but it's not!

jimmills

Fort Walton Beach, FL, US
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#1. "RE: New D5100" | In response to Reply # 0

jimmills Registered since 01st Dec 2010
Sun 13-May-12 01:39 PM

I think you will enjoy the 5100. I have one as a back-up to my D7000 and find I use it pretty often. That articulating LCD panel is the cat's pajamas.
NAS never goes away. There is no cure for it and it is terminal.

Jim

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MEMcD

US
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#2. "RE: New D5100" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Sun 13-May-12 01:46 PM

Hi Laine,

Congratulations on your new D5100.
Enjoy!
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

rgsindc

US
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#3. "RE: New D5100" | In response to Reply # 0

rgsindc Registered since 23rd Dec 2011
Mon 14-May-12 07:59 PM

Good luck.....really like mine....I use it with the remote shutter all the time.......nice feature for tripod work.

ccmandel

US
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#4. "RE: New D5100" | In response to Reply # 3

ccmandel Registered since 04th May 2012
Tue 15-May-12 12:59 AM

I am new to photography and also have the 5100. So far I am really enjoying getting to know this camera.

Susan

twowheels

La Habra, US
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#5. "RE: New D5100" | In response to Reply # 0

twowheels Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Apr 2007
Fri 18-May-12 02:36 AM | edited Fri 18-May-12 02:39 AM by twowheels

Received my D5100 today and thanks for the comments. From my playing around with it this afternoon, using the Nikon 18-200 AF-S VR, I think it is going to do just what I want it to, ie, shoot motorcycles getting ready to go on a run. Most of those I've had to shoot with my Canon point and shoot, but now I'll be able to use my Nikon with the swivel screen from a kneeling position. One of the first things I did was to program the FN button so I could go to "rapid fire" from single shot qicker. I must confess, I spent some time going through the menus trying to shut off the flash, but then found it on the top dial. I attached my SB700 and tried a few shots to see how things worked. For what I want the camera to do, I don't think I'll need to use the SB800. Anywho, I've got that "new camera" excitement.

Totex

Houston, Katy, US
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#6. "RE: New D5100" | In response to Reply # 5

Totex Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Mar 2012
Tue 22-May-12 04:34 PM

>Received my D5100 today and thanks for the comments. From my
>playing around with it this afternoon, using the Nikon 18-200
>AF-S VR, I think it is going to do just what I want it to, ie,
>shoot motorcycles getting ready to go on a run. Most of those
>I've had to shoot with my Canon point and shoot, but now I'll
>be able to use my Nikon with the swivel screen from a kneeling
>position. One of the first things I did was to program the FN
>button so I could go to "rapid fire" from single
>shot qicker. I must confess, I spent some time going through
>the menus trying to shut off the flash, but then found it on
>the top dial. I attached my SB700 and tried a few shots to see
>how things worked. For what I want the camera to do, I don't
>think I'll need to use the SB800. Anywho, I've got that
>"new camera" excitement.

Congratulations on your new toy, I have the D5100 as well love the swivel screen, I also use the SB700 and works great, enjoy and share.

Tony

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daiqngo

san diego, US
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#7. "RE: New D5100" | In response to Reply # 6

daiqngo Registered since 26th Jul 2012
Mon 06-Aug-12 11:39 PM

Love that swivel screen on my D5100. I'm doing aviation photography and get to take a lot of shots of static display aircrafts. I'd put the 5100 on my monopod, prop it up 6 ft high and have the swivel screen angled so that I can check out my target from below. I then use the Nikon remote control to trigger it, and the resulting picture shows a completely new angle of the aircraft (look-down effect).

NTexNikonian

US
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#8. "RE: New D5100" | In response to Reply # 5

NTexNikonian Registered since 26th Jul 2012
Thu 09-Aug-12 01:46 AM

I really like the swivel LCD also, it is what made me choose a D5100 over the D7000. I've used my SB600 with it for a few family portrait shots and was very pleased. I wish it had the commnader mode, but there are trade offs with everything.

Fortkentdad

Fort Kent, CA
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#9. "RE: New D5100" | In response to Reply # 8

Fortkentdad Registered since 01st Sep 2012
Sat 22-Sep-12 04:19 PM

I bought my D5100 in July and have really enjoyed it. Love the swivel LCD screen makes taking low level or high level shots much easier. When setting up the tripod I don't need to be able to get behind it completely to see what I'm taking. Great addition.

As for the flash commander - when I bought it I didn't realize what that would mean - now that I know I wish the D5100 had it - but I did buy an SB700 which as I understand it will act as the commander on the D5100 and can control a remote Nikon flash. I'm thinking that I'll either spring for a SB900/910 in the future or save a few hundred dollars and learn how to manage flashes manually and go with the optical slave route - or use flash triggers. But that is a little ways off as I'm just learning both the camera and the flash.

I really want to get past auto-everything which I tended to use on my old SLR (Nikon film) - the cost of developing discouraged experimenting now that I'm digital I can "ruin" lots of shots and the only cost is the time to hit Delete. Been concentrating on using the A setting for apature priority and controlling depth of field.

FKD
Alberta CANADA

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