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dsobo Registered since 15th Sep 2012Wed 26-Sep-12 01:41 AM
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"My new D5100"


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D5100 in hand
I finally received my D5100 after much review between the D3200 and the D5100. I am very excited to get to know this great camera that Nikon has put out. I am sure this will suit my needs for many years till I am ready to move up. My next purchase will be a zoom lens, I will be researching the best one I need for the funds I have. Any suggestions from anyone would be greatly appreciated. My needs for zoom at this time are for sports action and long range in general. Also any other ideas that the Nikonians family could suggest would be helpful as well.
1. Tripod
2. Flash

Nikon family for life.

Thank you in advance.

David~

  

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Wed 26-Sep-12 02:09 AM
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#1. "RE: My new D5100"
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Hi David,

Congratulations on your new D5100.
As long as you will be shooting Sports outdoors in daylight conditions, the Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR DX is the value leader and optically excellent. More so given the price.

I would recommend reading the FAQ's pinned at the top of the Tripod forum before choosing one.

I would recommend getting an SB-700 or a used or refurbished SB-600.
While the SB-400 is much cheaper, it is only slightly more powerful than the built-in Speedlight.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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coolmom42 Silver Member Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 30th Nov 2011Wed 26-Sep-12 02:40 PM
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McEwen, US
          

I agree, this is a very good lens. I have it and it's never let me down. It's sharp at maximum focal length.

If you want to go longer, there is a Sigma 150-500 mm zoom that many people here are very fond of, and the price is much better than the Nikon 500 mm.

working on it in Middle TN
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Fortkentdad Registered since 01st Sep 2012Sat 29-Sep-12 03:06 PM
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I bought my D5100 in July this year and have really enjoyed it - I am very much in the "just learning" phase of this hobby. Snapping lots of pictures and working at getting past the "auto-everything" setting.

I have Nikon's AF-S 55-300 DX VR Zoom Lens which I bought with the camera. I've found it works great with the D5100. I had a Sigma 300 zoom lens from a Nikon SLR but learned it would not autofocus but would fit and 'work' on my D5100 so if auto-focus is a concern you'll need to get a newer lens with that capacity built in.

I did lots of research on line about the flash - thought I'd get away with a cheaper alternative to Nikon's SB-700. But after spending hours mulling it over decided that for my first flash at least I'd get a Nikon. It works flawlessly with my camera and can be the 'master' if I add another flash. The D5100 does not have the flash master control built in like some more expensive Nikon's so the SB-700 (or 900) attached adds that capacity.

I'm using Adobe Elements 10 to catalogue and edit my pictures - again a bit of a learning curve but not too bad. It really can ehance the image in many ways. I recommend it fully.

Have fun with your camera.

FKD
Alberta CANADA

  

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DPNIK51 Registered since 09th Jul 2012Wed 03-Oct-12 05:24 PM
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I've had my D5100 about 1-1/2 years now with a 18-105 and the 55-300 Both are great especially the 55-300 but I use the 18-105 more. I want a Tamron 18-270 for a good walk around lens.

Good luck and have fun with your camera! Good choice!

Dan Patton
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Tippi Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Jan 2003Thu 04-Oct-12 07:01 PM
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#5. "RE: My new D5100"
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I have the Vr version of this tamron lens, but not the latest one. It is pretty good. Not as good as my 28-75, which won't AF on this camera.
The larger lens is heavy compared to my 18-105 so I don't use it all that much, but it gives me the option for AF longer range.

ts

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dsobo Registered since 15th Sep 2012Sun 04-Nov-12 12:30 AM
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After much research I have decided to go with the Nikon 70-300 although I really wish I could afford the f2.8 version.

Thank you all for your kind words I am really getting lots of use and great pictures. My greatest fan ( my lovely wife) has dedicated a wall in our home for my work and is very proud of what I have shot so far. I will be uploading to my gallery soon.

Thank you.

David~

  

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jimmills Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Dec 2010Sun 04-Nov-12 03:32 PM
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Fort Walton Beach, FL, US
          

I think you made a good choice. That lens has a lot of bang for the buck. If you want to see how it performs, there are 18 photos in my gallery. Every one of them was taken using the 70-300 mm VR like the one you went with. Most, if not all, were taken with the lens racked all the way out to 300mm.

Jim

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MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007Sun 04-Nov-12 09:35 PM
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#8. "RE: My new D5100"
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Sun 04-Nov-12 09:36 PM by MEMcD

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Hi David,

Keep in mind that there are two versions of the Nikkor 70-300mm currently available.
Make sure you get the Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED IF AF-S VR and not the AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6G which doesn't have an AF motor built into the lens and will not AF when mounted on your D5100.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

  

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MontyG Registered since 26th Jul 2012Tue 06-Nov-12 03:02 AM
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#9. "RE: My new D5100"
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This is the tripod I bought (it was on sale for $149.95). At first I didn't think I would like the pistol-grip head, but now I actually enjoy using it. I use the tripod for both stills and video.

The included rock bag is handy for placing my ART USB Dual Pre (I use it as a preamp for XLR microphones when recording performances).

  

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mguffin Registered since 25th Nov 2011Mon 12-Nov-12 04:02 PM
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Most of my indoor shooting is chasing the kids around, so flash power wasn't the issue. I got the SB-400 with my D5100 because it's the smallest flash that I can bounce off the ceiling...

Also, the 55-300 seems to be a great value...

Mike

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Thu 15-Nov-12 02:28 AM
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Alberta, CA
          

Hi David (and others),

What tipped you over the edge in going D5100 over the D3200?

I am advising a lady from work and am curious what differentiated it for you? Sounds like you did a fair bit of analysis.

Best regards, SteveK

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dsobo Registered since 15th Sep 2012Fri 16-Nov-12 01:20 AM
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Fri 16-Nov-12 01:30 AM by dsobo

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What convinced me was the close proximity that it had in respect to the D7000 as far as all the characteristics. It was giving me the ability to be close as possible to a beginner pro class body without spending the extra money at this time. I may be off a bit on my aspects of comparison but it is the one i ultimately I chose and I m very satisfied with my results.
Awesome photos Jim!

Also I am very sorry for replying so late.

David~

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Sat 08-Dec-12 01:16 PM
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Alberta, CA
          

Thanks David,

Best regards, SteveK

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casacristeva Registered since 08th Dec 2012Sat 08-Dec-12 11:53 AM
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#13. "RE: My new D5100"
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ES
          

Hi,

am new to this and I am looking to upgrade from the D50 to the 5100...

I would like to know if my D50 lenses and accessories will fit the 5100.

Many thanks and seasons greetings.......

Stece

  

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Sat 08-Dec-12 01:21 PM
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#15. "RE: My new D5100"
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Alberta, CA
          

The answer is YES and NO!

The lenses will fit and you can photograph with them but whether they will function identically depends on:
- are they Screwdriver focus or AF-S focus lenses? The former will not autofocus on the D5100 but will on the D50.
- a whole range of issues and questions also apply to lenses manufactured in the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's regarding metering.

Let's keep it simple, what lenses do you have?

Best regards, SteveK

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casacristeva Registered since 08th Dec 2012Sat 08-Dec-12 01:30 PM
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#16. "RE: My new D5100"
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ES
          

Hi,
thank you so much........

at present am using TAMRON AF 18-200 XR Di II (on the lens)

original lens motor went belly up, also have 200mm zoom..... all work with autofocus, also use the infra red remote too....

the body connections seem to be playing up and my wife says I can upgrade lol!

Steve

  

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Sat 08-Dec-12 01:47 PM
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#17. "RE: My new D5100"
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Alberta, CA
          

Yes that lens will function identically on the D5100. For the IR-remote, I'm guessing you are referring to the ML-L3 wireless remote which also works.

Isn't it GREAT when the "chief financial officer", also known as "management", gives the go ahead on these kinds of things

Good luck with your new camera, they are a great bargain right now!
Best regards, SteveK

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casacristeva Registered since 08th Dec 2012Sat 08-Dec-12 05:07 PM
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#18. "RE: My new D5100"
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ES
          

thank you very much for your help....... am looking forward to getting it very soon.

I am the gadget person and my lovely wife is not into anyhing like, shoes, clothes, bags, make-up etc

so lucky am I! wish you and everyone here festive greetings

  

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