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|07-17-2013 01:54 AM|
That said, the D5100 is very capable in automatic mode, but there are scenarios in which you will definitely want to use either manual or one of the scene modes that it comes with. I would experiment with the different scene modes first, and find out which ones you like, don't like, when to best use them, etc.
Also, there are some great Youtube tutorials you can check out:
If you have any questions you can PM me or post more questions here so to benefit others as well. I just got my D5100 in today. I didn't order from this sale, but I got Cameta to match Nikon's sale for $424 and they have a full 1 year warranty on refurbs, so a similar deal to this one.
|07-11-2013 01:22 AM|
|rescue141x||I ended up buying a new one on Ebay for $534 with lens kit deal. I am pretty new to photography and am trying to learn about it. The problem is I think I have some type of condition where it's hard for me to remember/learn new things. I have started to read a book by Rob Sheppard god PC Photo Digita SLR Handbook. Does anyone have any tips about going about learning photography? I finally managed to learn about the ISO and lower numbers(100-200) for outdoors with plenty of light and higher ISO for low light conditions.|
|07-09-2013 06:41 AM|
|07-09-2013 01:24 AM|
I know it says "Canon" on the front of it, but I have personally used it for two different Nikon camera bodies (never a Canon, actually, lol) and it has impressed me so much that my mom also bought the same backpack for her Nikon SLR. It has adjustable padded inserts that don't have harsh seams like a lot of cheaper bags have, which can scuff up your gear. It is also a real backpack - even has a chest strap you can use for longer trips. It's not one of those silly side strap thingies. Real backpacks are better on your back. It also has great padding on the sides to protect your stuff. And best of all, it's very durable. Been using this very bag for years, like I said, it's been through two Nikon SLR bodies, and is about to get upgraded to a third!
It retails for $70-something, but $39.99 and free shipping from Amazon is a good price.
Here is Amazon's copy of this Canon bag, if you don't want your Nikon to be in a Canon bag:
Can't speak for build quality, but the thing looks remarkably similar, and the price looks good for a true adjustable SLR backpack, too.
I have used hard aluminum cases, the weird single strap backpacks, and camera bags that have a single shoulder strap (like a laptop messenger bag). This backpack is what has been my favorite by far and has withstood the test of time. It can easily haul a body, two lenses, a flash, and have compartments for your chargers, batteries, etc. If you don't have that much gear now, you can throw other stuff in it, like diapers ... if you have kids, lol.
|07-08-2013 12:20 AM|
|firstdavis||can anyone suggest a good cover/bag for this camera? Thanks in advance|
|07-05-2013 09:07 PM|
And also I wanted to ask other things one must check/do to make sure of any defects etc.
I appreciate your answer and understand the annoyance as well. Anyway, repped you
|07-05-2013 09:02 PM|
Oh, what the hey, try myshuttercount.com or nikonshuttercount.com. Take a picture and upload it to the site
|07-05-2013 08:34 PM|
And I'll really appreciate if someone could tell some basic things to check in the received refurb model, beisdes shutter count. Rather it would be great to put it in the wiki, I can see many people asking the same question and dont want to be but am one of those annoying other knowledgeable guys.
Thanks a lot in advance. will rep
|07-05-2013 10:34 AM|
|andythebadass||So far everything has been great on the D5100 I got on this deal. The shutter count was only 327 when I got it. I've shot about 200 pics already in a variety of situations (just in time for the July 4th weekend!) and everything has been smooth sailing. I'd recommend this camera highly to just about any entry level dslr user.|
|07-05-2013 10:02 AM|
The arrow in this image points to the light meter on the viewfinder. It will change based on your settings and available light when you're in manual mode:
Check here for more useful info:
I have yet to see problems with Nikon's SLR built in metering, but it is something I would test on a new camera body, along with other settings
|07-05-2013 09:41 AM|
Thanks for the answer, I will post some pictures. Honestly, I do not know what a lighting meter is, I will research that part a bit.
|07-05-2013 09:03 AM|
Other than that I would look into if you're getting your advertised shots per second, if it's reading and writing to memory cards correctly, if the manual controls are working properly, including the light meter (does the light meter change accordingly as it gets darker/lighter), etc.
|07-05-2013 07:56 AM|
The camera I received has a shutter count of a little over 600 (not so lucky). What are the usual checks one should perform on a refurbished DSLR other than physical inspection?
I took some pictures in low light in auto mode and they seem alright, a refurbished unit usually means that somebody could have had a problem (or may not have liked it) and returned it, right?
Are there any other benchmarks to make sure that everything is working normally in D5100? I am really new to DSLRs, any advice would be of great help.
|07-05-2013 05:04 AM|
Been playing with mine now for a couple days and I've noticed that after using the camera for about 5 mins or so of continuous shooting, the camera will essentially go dead. Battery is fully charged. On/Off switch unresponsive. Only way to 'revive' the camera is by taking the battery out and putting it back in.
Anyone else experiencing a similar issue? I hate to send the camera back because I wanted to use it for our upcoming vacation but this is rather ridiculous. TIA
Oh and for those interested my shutter count was 401 when I received it.
|07-05-2013 04:59 AM|
it was 47.50. Hope this helps.
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