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D5100 & 55-300 In Concert


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BillS52 Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Apr 2011
Sat 19-Nov-11 02:01 PM

The Winter Jam Tour came to town, and I had never taken a camera to a concert. So I thought I'd give it a try.

I wanted to see how my D5100 with the AF-S 55-300mm lens would perform.

I was very pleased, although I made a few setup mistakes, all in all this combination worked well.

The 300mm had good reach, and the D5100 handled the difficult lighting well.

I shot mostly auto, but near the end of the concert I shifted to P mode and pulled down the EV to -1
trying to control the highlights.

I should have pushed the ISO higher and moved my minimum shutter speed up to say 1/60 (it was set to 1/30 and I missed several good shots due to slow shutter speed)

Anyway, in case you're interested, I posted a few shots in my Gallery. (see 55-300)
Left them pretty much as shot, cropped to 4x6....mistakes and all.

Visit my Nikonians gallery.