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ceh5100 Registered since 27th May 2011Sun 05-Jun-11 01:46 AM
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"Pic with my D5100"


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I am about 2 levels below novice, so bear with me. On my new 5100, I just set the date and time, stuck a 32gb SDHC card in, and took this shot. These are my two commuter cycles.

I don't know what settings I am on, I just have the dial knob on "Auto", and have set the lens to AF and VR, I think..I use the veiwfinder, I like that. Don't know what the ISO is at, and I need to disable the flash.

Tell me how lousy this picture is..No tripod, just a shaky old hand grip.

http://www.cehoward.net/gixral54.JPG

  

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Sun 05-Jun-11 04:22 AM
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Seattle, WA, US
          

Warning: That is a 7 meg file!

All the EXIF data is included in the file; a sampling:

Camera Model Name : NIKON D5100
Exposure Time : 1/200
F Number : 7.1
Exposure Program : Not Defined
ISO : 200
Date/Time Original : 2011:06:04 19:04:11
Max Aperture Value : 5.3
Metering Mode : Multi-segment
Light Source : Unknown
Flash : Auto, Did not fire
Focal Length : 42.0 mm
Color Space : sRGB
White Balance : Auto
Focus Mode : AF-A
Exposure Mode : Auto
Scene Capture Type : Standard
Gain Control : None
Contrast : Normal
Saturation : Normal
Sharpness : Normal
Quality : Normal

The result is what I would expect for "auto" mode.

If you go with "program" instead of "auto", the camera will suggest an exposure setting then let you adjust it.

With a slightly smaller aperture (bigger number), you could get both bikes in focus. To that end, if you were to move to the "corner" near the motorbike, the background would be "down the street" so that it remains out of focus.

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D200, 17-55mm f/2.8 DX, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 D,
18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX, 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED, D70S

  

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ceh5100 Registered since 27th May 2011Sun 05-Jun-11 03:28 PM
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Mon 06-Jun-11 09:05 AM by jrp

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First, thanks for the informative reply. How did you see that info? I can't see it...

Also, that ISO 200, the flash kept popping up. So, if had found where to set the ISO up higher the flash wouldn't have kept coming up, right?

  

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JosephK Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Mon 06-Jun-11 05:11 AM
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Seattle, WA, US
          

In auto mode, the flash will pop up when the camera thinks it needs more light. The flash sync speed in the Custom Settings might control it to some extent. Upping the ISO would increase the shutter speed and should skip the flash. In Program mode, you get to choose flash or no flash.

Any Nikon software should show you the full EXIF data; other software probably just some of it. Opanda.com has a popular EXIF reader as does photome.de.

The Swiss Army knife of EXIF is at
http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/~phil/exiftool/

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Joseph K
Seattle, WA, USA

D200, 17-55mm f/2.8 DX, VR 70-200mm f/2.8 II, 50mm f/1.4 D,
18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 DX, 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED, D70S

  

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Larry E30 Silver Member Nikonian since 27th May 2009Sun 05-Jun-11 04:28 AM
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Sun 05-Jun-11 03:48 PM by Larry E30

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Well, from what I saw ;

you're on your way to greatness!!

You have the camera ... now comes the fun,magic,learning...

...just spend some time-in your backyard - or in a local park;

and "try" different things,bring your manual too.

You purchased something just shy of perfect diamond!

The photo world is excited to "see" what you will amaze us with.

Think of it as ,"now you have wings"!

Happy day , Larry

Edit add ; you sound new to photography,or at least SLR,;
so - in forums(above-center-top of page);"new to photography",here;

http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=show_topics&forum=310

Most to all the Nikonians are nice and helpfull - but - there they will help ya learn all the basics.

Pic is me in a Christmas Ball reflection,shot with a Nikon 8400.
*BUT - I have a D5100 on the way.My D5000 got stolen.

Happy day, Larry

ADD;Hey ceh5100 ... I'm here 2 years and I haven't learned how to do that (>) thing you did !HA!
AND ; I still don't know how they can get all that info on shot either.
But , I know how to find it on my computer - where I store and adjust shots...

So, we are all continually learning;I'm 40 years in photography (in general) - but getting better!




Visit my Nikonians gallery.

Attachment #1, (jpg file)

  

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ceh5100 Registered since 27th May 2011Sun 05-Jun-11 03:30 PM
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#4. "RE: Pic with my D5100"
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Mon 06-Jun-11 09:06 AM by jrp

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This camera is big time intimidation. That is, in a good way .

BTW, I am thinking about carrying the manual 24/7..

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 05-Jun-11 07:35 PM
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#5. "RE: Pic with my D5100"
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Hi Howard,

You might want to get Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson.
It will help get you up and running in Manual exposure mode and take away the intimidation factor.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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BillS52 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Apr 2011Mon 06-Jun-11 03:21 AM
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#6. "RE: Pic with my D5100"
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The great thing about digital photography is that experimentation is free!

I remember shooting color slides as a way to reduce cost.
Now each outing is a free ride.

It's like riding that nice bike of yours without paying for gas

Books are good, they get you away from the Auto Position, not say that's bad, but you can get some pretty nice shots in manual mode.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.

  

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ceh5100 Registered since 27th May 2011Tue 21-Jun-11 04:34 AM
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#8. "RE: Pic with my D5100"
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>Hi Howard,
>
>You might want to get Understanding Exposure by Bryan
>Peterson.
>It will help get you up and running in Manual exposure mode
>and take away the intimidation factor.
>Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!
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Doing a little bit better Marty. Also, getting a Bogen 3001 tripod too.
Latest pic with my 55-200 lens..

http://www.cehoward.net/zoom64.jpg

http://www.cehoward.net/zoom57.jpg

  

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