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    Just Got A Nikon D5100

    My father got me a Nikon D5100 instead of a Nikon D7000. Never mind. Is there any known issue with the Nikon D5100 and its kit lens 18-55mm? If there is, how to I check it?
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    What kind of issue? I have the d5100 and the kit lens - I haven't had any issues. So do you actually have it yet or are you waiting for it to come?
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    If you read the DPP review of the D5100 they maintain it meters even better than the D7000. It may be bit more entry level but seems to be a great camera. Enjoy
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    Thanks. I have one problem, I don't know how to get the memory card out. Pushed and it popped out but I can't pull it out. Should I use more force? I'm worried if I will destroy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTVision View Post
    What kind of issue? I have the d5100 and the kit lens - I haven't had any issues. So do you actually have it yet or are you waiting for it to come?
    It's on my hands now. Really happy.
    Call me Michael.

    Nikon D5100 | AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G DX | AF-S NIKKOR 55-200mm 1:4-5.6G ED DX | AF-S NIKKOR 50mm 1:1.8G

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    Oh, I just have to pull it a bit harder, thought I was gonna break the memory card while pulling it. Hehe
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    The autofocus with 18-55mm is very slow, feels worse than my 3 years old PnS... It takes 2 seconds for the first picture's focus, if the subject remain the same it will take roughly a second for the next picture. Should I manual focus? Not really good at differentiating the point of focus with such a small viewfinder.
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    I have a D3000 with the same lens, it def does not take 2 seconds... its a kit lens, its not going to be that fast... upgrade to a better lens if its a problem

    seems like u got a free camera, and you're mad its not the more expensive one you wanted so you are complaining about everything. The viewfinder is too small? really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EchoingWhisper View Post
    The autofocus with 18-55mm is very slow, feels worse than my 3 years old PnS... It takes 2 seconds for the first picture's focus, if the subject remain the same it will take roughly a second for the next picture. Should I manual focus? Not really good at differentiating the point of focus with such a small viewfinder.
    Remeber this too, the more light, the easier it will focus, the less light, the harder/longer/more difficult...
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    Congrats on getting the camera! Yeah the kit lens is slow but it's not that slow. The viewfinder is smaller than the d7000 but i never noticed it until I actually tried the d7000. Manual focus would probably take you longer if you aren't used to it. The kit lens can still take great pictures!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EchoingWhisper View Post
    The autofocus with 18-55mm is very slow, feels worse than my 3 years old PnS... It takes 2 seconds for the first picture's focus, if the subject remain the same it will take roughly a second for the next picture. Should I manual focus? Not really good at differentiating the point of focus with such a small viewfinder.
    I had the D5100 then upgraded to the D7000, the kit lens takes no where near 2 seconds to focus in proper lighting conditions. And the viewfinder is maybe a mm smaller than the D7000, unless you have them side by side you aren't going to see a difference in size. It's definitely brighter though. It sounds like you are just reading reviews online and using that as your leverage for a complaint. The D5100 is a good camera, I just traded it in because I was able to get the D7000 with the kit lens for $100 more. You are being a bit ungrateful and sound a bit spoiled. Appreciate what you have and work with what you got. Instead of trashing it, research how to use it and take pictures.
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    Thanks 2WheelPhoto and everyone else!
    I do like it, I'm just not used to it. I wear spectacles so it's an obstacle for me to see the viewfinder. I seem to prefer the LiveView more. I probably exaggerated the focus speed due to my impatience, but I'm pretty sure it's around 1 second. It keeps rolling front and back when I switch subjects (they aren't even 1 meter from each other). I'm probably spoiled but I definitely am grateful and did not complain everything, or did I? :P Maybe I'm just a bit too serious. I actually preferred D5100 over D7000 for it's value for money (not planning to sell it) before my father bought this for me. I'm just trying to find solutions here. I think my "Never mind" is the cause of all this confusion, it was meant to say I'm okay with it, not grumpy. Back to my question, should I manual focus or autofocus since I have near-sightedness and I'm wearing spectacles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EchoingWhisper View Post
    Thanks 2WheelPhoto and everyone else!
    I do like it, I'm just not used to it. I wear spectacles so it's an obstacle for me to see the viewfinder. I seem to prefer the LiveView more. I probably exaggerated the focus speed due to my impatience, but I'm pretty sure it's around 1 second. It keeps rolling front and back when I switch subjects (they aren't even 1 meter from each other). I'm probably spoiled but I definitely am grateful and did not complain everything, or did I? :P Maybe I'm just a bit too serious. I actually preferred D5100 over D7000 for it's value for money (not planning to sell it) before my father bought this for me. I'm just trying to find solutions here. I think my "Never mind" is the cause of all this confusion, it was meant to say I'm okay with it, not grumpy. Back to my question, should I manual focus or autofocus since I have near-sightedness and I'm wearing spectacles?
    which focus method are you using? center point will be much faster than anything else.

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    Autofocus, and adjust the diopter to your viewing preference.

 

 
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