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Hello my name is Dan and am just learning to use my new camera a Nikon d5100
Posted: 03/31/2013, 13:02:40 PM
I'd look into one of the third party books. I shoot Canon, so can't recommend a Nikon one in particular, but I liked the books David Busch wrote. I believe this one is the comparable one to the Canon books I bought.

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Edited: 03/31/2013, 13:49:49 PM
Hello Dan, Good luck with your new camera and venture. Look forward to seeing your photos eventually. All the best.
IS, Cannon 70-200, Canon 100-400 IS. Giotto tripod....
Posted: 03/31/2013, 13:54:32 PM
Have fun with the D5100 its a great Camera to start with and you can get very professional results from it.. You look very layed back in your profile picture! ,>)
Posted: 03/31/2013, 13:54:44 PM
Hi Dan, welcome to DT!

Have fun with your D5100!
f/4L Canon EF 70-300mm IS/USM f/4-5.6 Canon 100mm f/2.8 USM/Macro ...
Posted: 03/31/2013, 14:49:32 PM
Welcome Dan and hope you have some good fun here. Best way to learn is to experiment...get the basics down with a manual or good book and then shoot away. Good luck!!
f3.5-5.6 Sigma 17-50 f2.8 Canon 24-70L f2.8 Canon 70-200L f4 43...
Posted: 03/31/2013, 15:55:33 PM
Good luck with your new D5100 and your first uploads! :)
Nikon Equipment, Nikon Lenses, Professional Photo Software
Posted: 03/31/2013, 20:59:33 PM
Waiting to see your images! :)
Read the manual completely. Don't skip anything, especially safety instructions and precautions. You're going to have to care a lot for it because we people start to love our camera. haha!
55-250mm standard lenses. Dual tube macro flash and external speedlit...
Posted: 04/01/2013, 03:47:32 AM
Hey Dan, welcome to our party!

Take your time, upload small batches and don't forget to browse the forum and check out some of our best photos.
Posted: 04/01/2013, 05:14:12 AM
Welcome Dan, Ken Rockwell has a great user guide, which can help.

Nikon D7000, Nikon and Tokina lens, iMac, CS5
Posted: 04/01/2013, 07:02:39 AM
Welcome to DT Dan, great picture, love the curlers. Good luck here!
50mm macro, Tamron SP 17-50mm f2.8 Xr DiII, Tamron SP 70-300 f4-5.6 D...
Posted: 04/01/2013, 10:53:35 AM
Welcome and good luck...best way to learn is to just keep experimenting...all the time.
f3.5-5.6 Sigma 17-50 f2.8 Canon 24-70L f2.8 Canon 70-200L f4 43...
Posted: 04/01/2013, 12:23:33 PM
Hi, welcome on DT and good luck here !!!
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Posted: 04/02/2013, 02:26:13 AM
Welcome! NIkon is a great brand. Always my favorite:) You've received some great advice. Take your time-- I look forward to seeing your images!
Currently my primary cameras are a Fuji X-Pro2 and a Fuji X-T2.
Posted: 04/02/2013, 18:05:04 PM
Hi Dan,

Welcome to DT!

Best of wishes,

Canon bodies & lenses
Posted: 04/03/2013, 08:05:38 AM
Hello Daniel welcome to DT and good luck !
I´m using a Canon EOS Rebel T3i
Posted: 04/13/2013, 03:23:03 AM
Welcome to DT, Dan. I love the cardinal shot.

I am a Nikon shooter as well. Check out Thom Hogan, I have used his web site and books when I get a new body. Back when I bought my D200 he had a great chart for it on how to set the settings for different subjects. It made my life of switching between sports, portraits, etc. easy.

Here is his review of the 5100 - http://bythom.com/nikond5100review.htm and it has a link to his "Complete Guide" on the page.

Good luck, I look forward to seeing more,
Posted: 04/13/2013, 15:06:04 PM
i've been wanting a new camera.i've considered the Nikon 5100. i'm still stuck with my old pentax Kx, only now do i feel like i'm getting somewhere with this camera. this whole photography thing has a steep learning curve! ;)
Posted: 04/14/2013, 05:48:54 AM
Hi, Best of luck wit you new camera and with sales on here!
Posted: 04/16/2013, 05:59:55 AM