I am just so doggone excited I had to share!! If nothing else just for my own eyes! I have had my D5100 a couple of months now and STILL trying to get to know it. We have had a rocky relationship at times including having to return the first one and get another one!
But my excitement is over concert pics I took! They are by no means professional but you can clearly see everything and even if you zoom in on the pictures they are clear. With my D50 I could never take decent pictures at concerts. They were very grainy when enlarged. This concert was a Loretta Lynn concert. My disabled daughter is a Loretta Lynn fanatic and wanted at least decent pics for her. The pics were much more than just decent.
Will post a couple and let me know what else I can do to improve. Suppose to be going to a Clint Black concert in June.
Thank you for listening to me rant and thank you for any input.
Very nice capture! The D5100 has significantly more resolution and better high ISO performance than the D50. That said, the Photographer having a little more experience contributed to the quality of the image as well. Well Done! Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
That's great. It's those satisfying results that makes the failures seem trivial. Even though I have a few much more expensive cameras I'm more then happy with the D5100. It's a great little camera. Continue to enjoy it. I'm happy for you.
Thank you Suzy. The 55-300 lens came as a bundle with my D5100 and I love it. At the concert I played around with settings when the band came out so I would hopefully get some decent pics. Took 219 at the concert and nearly all of them came out good. NOT professional but good. LOL
I bought my D5100 about six months ago and am enjoying it very much. I only wish I had more time to get away and take pictures. I sometimes make bone-headed errors with the settings, but that's just from inexperience. This is my first D-SLR and I'm still adjusting to the luxury of shooting with wild abandon! I shot slides up until my purchase and I was therefore conservative because of the cost per shot.
Digital Photography is a great tool for learning due to the instant feedback. By reviewing the image and the histogram you can imediatly change the settings working to capture the image you see in your minds eye. Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
#8. "RE: D5100 Excited" In response to Reply # 7 Thu 10-May-12 11:13 PM by SandPatch
The instant feedback is indeed wonderful. During Christmas I set up a tripod and took some "time exposures" (I don't have the remote shutter control accessory, so ended up with a near 30 second shutter speed I think) of our home in lights with my D5100. After perhaps six shots I was close to perfection both in exposure and composition. I would have never tried this with my 35mm, knowing the odds of failure were high.
I kept my old Nikon SB-20 (I think that's the model) Speedlight and hand carried it to spots to manually fire it. With the lens open at a small aperature, I was able to selectively wash the house in light and get nice exposures. I caught my shadowy silhouette in some shots, which was pretty funny. I later ended up laying flat in the yard or crouching behind bushes to hide.