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I would say 80% of my pictures are indoor..and in basic to low light.. and of my kids. Should I purchase another lens with this camera? Which one? Dec 3, 2013
Yes. And with a bigger aperture, in other words a F1.4 or F1.2 --50mm (18-55mm) if you can find it but it will cost you. For low lighting conditions you want to have a compensate with the iso (speed light sensitivity).
On the D5100 the Nikon 50 mm f/1.8D will not autofocus. You will need to purchase the "G" version for autofocus on the D5100. Only lenses with the designation AFS will autofocus on the D5100 which does not have a motor in its body. With respect to 50mm vs 35 mm you may find that the 50 has too much reach for normal use on the D5100 which is not a full frame DSLR. On the other hand it will work reasonably well as a portrait lens since it will have an equivalent reach of 75 mm on the D5100. Both the 35mm and 50 mm "G" lenses will produce images of roughly equal sharpness.
ML-L3 wireless remote: Is this wireless remote control compatible with the Nikon D5100 camera. May 14, 2011
Yes it is compatible. I purchased the D5100 and the ML-L3 wireless remote and it does the job.
No, there is no commander mode. However, you can buy and use a transmitter and receiver.
I am debating on the D5100 and the D5200. Costco has a $1,000 package that includes the D5200, 18-55 mm and 55-300 mm VR Lenses. Thoughts? Mar 10, 2014
That sounds like a pretty good deal if you want to change out your lenses between taking pictures close up and far away. I's probably just buy the camera body and get you an all in one lense 18-200 or 18-300 lense Nikon or compatible Sigma lense like i did and your set to take pictures whenever the moment arises and not have to carry around an extra lense. Just do a little shopping around and you can probably come in about the same or even little lower for an all in one lense to go with the D5100 or D5200 body.
The Camera has a 1 year factory warranty and the 18-55MM lens has a 5 year warranty.
If I live in a sub-tropical climate and it's pretty humid most of the time, should I avoid getting this camera? Mar 5, 2013
..the d5100 is not weather-sealed as Pentax cameras are known for. I use my d5100 on the beach and hiking, and try to stow it in a large zip lock bag when not actually shooting, with several small selica (moisture absorbtion) packs inside for protection. Make sure you thoroughly clean your lenses and camera after each outdoor use.