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Bower battery grip

Will the Bower battery grip (Mfr# XBGN5100) work on the D5100?
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Can anyone attest to the quality of the Bower products (grips or otherwise). I guess being compatible is one thing, but quality is another. If it fits but doesn't work well it's not going to be useful.
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Possibly, it is not a genuine Nikon grip so you would have to get in contact with the manufacturer with regards to compatability.
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D5100 - best macro lens with internal motor?

The macro lenses I have been using with my D200 do not AF. Would like to add a new lens to the mix. Suggestions for macro photography of floral/insects/etc.
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AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED is a great lens costs just under $1,000
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Please click on the list below for a list of close-up lenses:
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How many years warranty given in this camera?And is the warranty valid worldwide?

How many years warranty given in new camera?And is the warranty valid worldwide?And if am buying it in refurbished will the warranty be available worldwide?Am living in India whereas am buying the camera from states..
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The warranty is not international. It’s only valid in the region that was purchased. All camera models are warranted by Nikon, Inc. to be free from defects in material and workmanship for one (1) year from the date of purchase. Just need the copy of the receipt of purchased. The warranties for refurbished equipments is 90 days (3 months).
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Usually one years warranty. There is no worldwide warranty, it is valid for country of purchase only, so if something goes wrong you would have to send it back to the US for any warranty claim.
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should D5100 autofocus works with AF VR-Nikkor 80-400mm lens?

My D5100 is not autofocusing with my AF VR-Nikkor 80-400mm lens. Should it be? Do I need to adjust some menu setting? Does autofocus not work with this lens because the lens is not an AF-S Nikkor or an AF-I Nikkor? (This lens's autofocus capability works with my D50.)
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For it to autofocus you need AF-s lenses, the lens you have is not AF-S therefore will only be manual focus on the D5100
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No, it will not auto focus, unlike your D50, the D5100 does not have a built in screw drive. You are correct, you need AF-S or the older AF-I lenses to get auto focus on the D5100
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I want to know how to set the camera up for continious shots? Im so confuse on how to use this camera

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Have a read of your manual, it will tell you how to do it in there.
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I have a Sigma AF-MF 70-300mm lense that I bought for my film SLR. Will it work on this camera body?

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You will need to get in contact with the manufacture of the third equipment for compatibility information with our products.
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wireless multi-flash capability using main and two slave flash units

Which flash units can I use on the D5100 to fire wirless multi-flash units together like in weddings and other low light, flash critical controlled scenarios? Can I use one SB400 flash to trigger two SB800 flash units or do I need to use three SB800 flash units to fire & trigger each other wireless? Thank You.
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The SB-400 doesn't have a remote feature in order to trigger the SB-800s. In case that you want to use that setup you will need to set both SB-800s as SU-4 that will convert them into slaves and will trigger with any flash perceived (including the one from the camera). Also, you will need to set manually for the exposure.
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Which Nikon Flash Units can I use for multi-flash settings on Nikon D5100?

I have a D5100 and need to use multi-flash units to fire instantly and wireless in auto mode using one commander (camara's hot shoe) and two slaves, mounted on tripods? Which combination of Nikon flash units can I use for this mission critical purpose ie: inside parties, weddings, all under subdued lighting? Will one SB700, mounted on hot shoe and two SB700 mounted on tripods work or all three SB910 units work best? Please keep it simple, Thank You.
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The D51000 doesn't have a commander mode while using the built-in flash. You can use the SU-800 wireless commander for the SB-R200, SB-900, SB-800, SB-700 and SB-600 Speedlight units. Controls an unlimited number of Speedlights for up to three groups. Provides wireless control up to 66 feet. Offers 4 independent channels for competitive shooting environments.
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"Body only" product comes with

Does this product (d5100 body only) include everything (battery, charger, strap, software, etc) that would normally come with the kit but minus the 18-55mm lens?
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Supplied Accessories:
EN-EL14 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
MH-24 Quick Charger
DK-20 Rubber Eyecup
UC-E6 USB Cable
EG-CP14 Audio Video Cable
AN-DC3 Camera Strap
DK-5 Eyepiece Cap
BF-1B Body Cap
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
Nikon ViewNX 2 CD-ROM
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I want to buy Nikon D5100 .Please suggest suitable model with main accessories.

Need to know about D5100: which features/accessories should I keep in mind while purchasing camera.Shall I go for 18-55 mm lens or 18-200 lens or both. Kindly suggest.
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The right selection for a lens will depend a lot on the type of photography that you are interesting. Some photographers look for faster lenses (large aperture ex. f/2.8), wide angle, Telephoto, Macro or zoom lenses.
Please visit our website and use the lens finder tool in order for you to make your selection base on your needs.
http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Produ...?
Also, for information regarding the D5100, please click on the link below:
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Can I shoot volleyball matches with this camera without using a flash?

I am looking into purchasing a D5100 kit which includes a 18-55 lens and a 55-300 lens. Will this camera suit my needs or do I need to consider something different? I am a very inexperienced photographer.
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Please click on the link below for information:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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What type of storage does the D5100 use?

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SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards. Here is the list of approved cards:http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17353/~/approved-sd-cards-for-d5100
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Recommended Memory Cards?

I just bought a 32GB SanDisk Ultra SDHC SD memory card to us in my Nikon D5100. I'm currently using an 8GB Sony card. Before I open the blister pack I need to know if this SanDisk card is recommended for use in my D5100. I also have a D70s that I bought an 8GB card to use in conjunction with the 2GB card I had been useing. The 8GB card would not download images properly. I later found that it was not listed in the approved cards for the D70s. I need to know if this 32GB card is recommended for the D5100 before I proceed further but I can't find any documentation to confirm that it is! I need you help! Thanks, "Wilk"
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Yes that card is fine.
Here is the list:http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/dslr/d5100/spec.htm
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Can the rotating monitor be used for still shots?

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Yes, the Vari-Angle Monitor on the D5100 can be used for both live-view still photography and for shooting movies.
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What comes with body only?

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If you mean what is supplied with the body when you buy it, everything that is included when you buy the kit except the lens. The battery, battery charger , strap, body cap, eyepiece cap, software CD, manual and USB cable (depending on the camera)
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Example: Great features in a small package!

I want to buy lens 18-140mm. does it work well with D5100?
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Yes, the AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR is designed for a DX camera and has the required focus motor.
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D5100 mini plug power

Does the mini plug for mic on the 5100 supply power? ie the 2.5v used by the new RODE VideoMic GO
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I would check with Rode as to compatibility, the D5100 audio out port is plug and play but not sure of the voltage. Nikon won't respond because your asking about a third party mic and they make the MC-1, designed for use with their cameras.
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Is it possible to put this on ALL points focus

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With the D5100 eleven focus points can be selected however not all eleven can be selected at once.
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my viewnx 2 cd installed but no icon or software seen

i installed my viewnx 2 cd on my computer ( windows xp 32bit )
i put in the cd, the software installs as usual and in the end it says installation finished, press ok to exit
so therefore i press yes to exit and it exits
after that i dont see an icon or something else
but when i go into the start menu then all programs then over there it say link to nikon and in it there are only links no software at all
pls help
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XP requires either Professional or Home edition with SP3 installed, if you have this then try downloading the latest version, 2.8.2, and installing that
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Is there a "blinkie" in D5100

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Yes.
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