Just Got A Nikon D5100

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  1. EchoingWhisper

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    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. :x 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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    It's on my hands now. Really happy. :D
     
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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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    Congrats on your new cam
     
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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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    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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    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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