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rosstcorbett Registered since 21st Sep 2011Tue 27-Sep-11 01:25 PM
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"Which memory card or D5100?"


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Hi everybody,

I received some great advice from this forum last week regarding buying a lens filter and hood and was wondering if you could give me some advice on which memory card I should buy?

Could you tell me which is the best but also which is good for the money etc.

Thanks for your time and help.

Ross

  

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jpFoto
27th Sep 2011
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WildIsle Silver Member
27th Sep 2011
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paradiseisle
27th Sep 2011
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WildIsle Silver Member
27th Sep 2011
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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit.
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jpFoto Registered since 25th Jun 2010Tue 27-Sep-11 03:54 PM
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#1. "RE: Which memory card or D5100?"
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Tue 27-Sep-11 03:55 PM by jpFoto

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Hi Ross -

There are alot of good cards out there. The general consensus here is that the SandDisk and Lexar are the preferred brands, and I believe that your owner's manual recommends these brands as well.

You should get a minimum of a Class 4, and if you plan to shoot video, then a Class 6 or 10 would be better. I use SandDisk 8gb, Class 6 cards and they work fine, but I don't shoot video.

I'm sure that someone who shoots video can probably give you some additional advice in that regard.

jP

  

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WildIsle Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Tue 27-Sep-11 04:12 PM
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#2. "RE: Which memory card or D5100?"
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I shoot a fair bit of video with my D5100, I've used pretty much every class of SD card but my go to is a Lexar 16GB 100x Platinum

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paradiseisle Registered since 21st Sep 2011Tue 27-Sep-11 07:50 PM
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You mention you shoot a fair amount of video, I have a problem and it is only being able to shot video using the LCD screen which in sunlight is useless, it there a way to use the viewfinder or am I going to have to buy a special hood device to mount over the LCD screen? Any comments would be greatly appreciated...

  

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WildIsle Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Tue 27-Sep-11 08:50 PM
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You can try and turn the LCD screen brightness up and pull out the articulating screen and rotate it so the sun glare is minimized first.

But yes a viewfinder loupe is an asset. There are a number available. I use a Genus loupe on my D300s. It is inexpensive compared to others and works very well. BUT it affixes via a thin plastic frame that adheres to the LCD viewfinder cover. On the D300s that works great but if such an attachment was used on the D5100 you would no longer be able to turn the screen in to the body. And as there is no LCD screen cover you'd be sticking it right on to the camera - I don;t like the sound of that.

So a different (more expensive) style of mount would be required. But all loupes I believe essentially make the articulation of the screen redundant so I would work with that first before going for a loupe.

RRoger uses the D5100 for video a lot, I'm sure he'll chip in.

Philip

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberWed 28-Sep-11 02:32 PM
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#5. "RE: Video Card & Loupe"
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The SanDisk 32mb/s is fast enough.
The only advantage of the 45mb/s is upload speed to your computer.
You will need a fast card reader.

I had to modify a CaVision magnifying loupe for use with my D7000, but
it fits perfectly on the D5100.
Just reverse the LCD till it faces back and screw the mount into the TriPod hole.
Then you will have the equivalent to a 6" viewfinder.
The numbers are: MFRC2550 for the loupe
and: RPMD90R for the swing away mount.

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