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PeteinNYC Registered since 04th Oct 2011Thu 19-Jan-12 07:25 PM
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"Effects mode on the 5100 (HDR, miniature, etc)"


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I am wondering if people have tips or tricks they can share from their experience with the HDR and miniature modes on the D5100? I realize that these modes are not necessarily the best way to get these effects, but I am curious how effectively people have utilized them!

  

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DavidN4 Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Nov 2011Fri 20-Jan-12 12:01 PM
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I haven't had the opportunity to use the minature in any decent way, but I like the HDR feature if I am shooting indoors with windows in the scene on a bright sunny day. It allows me to get correct exposure for all of the photo - not blowing out either. The HDR feature is not "painting-like".

  

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Leonard62 Gold Member Awarded for excellent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community, especially of Nikkor Lenses Nikonian since 15th Mar 2009Sun 22-Jan-12 01:26 PM
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#2. "RE: Effects mode on the 5100 (HDR, miniature, etc)"
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Hello Pete,

The HDR feature is pretty good for getting details out of the shadows. Just don't over due it. I find 3 stops too much for most situations. Since the D5100 HDR feature only uses two exposures it will not give you artistic photos like 3, 5 or 7 exposures. But it does have its purpose.

As for the other modes I suggest you just start experimenting to find which modes you like best. I have only tried a couple modes once and find I really don't care for the results. But that's me. I prefer nice sharp natural looking photos.

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rgsindc Registered since 23rd Dec 2011Mon 23-Jan-12 02:00 PM
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If 2 exposures using "in camera" HDR is not sufficient, simply use "bracketing".......here you get 3 shots and can choose the exposure ranges. You then submit the 3 photos to any number of S/W packages that merge them into an awesome shot.

  

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SandPatch Registered since 08th Jan 2012Thu 26-Jan-12 06:04 PM
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I tried the miniaturizing feature and found that you have to have the subject matter in the horizontal center of the screen. I think this can be moved up or down however. I shot a miniaturized photo of houses on a lake, but the houses were not centered, so the water was miniaturized, but not the houses!

I also found that there's a edit feature to add sparkle to lights; it can be performed anytime after the photo is taken. I took some time exposures of our house in Christmas lights and it's a cool feature. You can also decide how many sparkle rays you want!

  

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