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Old September 6th, 2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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Anyone using Nikon 5100?

Just curious if anyone is using the Nikon D5100? I tried the Panasonic GH2, which I loved the video, but the camera just felt so small in my hand. I had a couple of Nikon lenses so I thought I would go that way. Since the D7000 didn't have the rotating LCD, I purchased the 5100. If using the camera for video, I was curious, what lenses are you using? It seems to take nice video outside but I haven't tried it at an event. It takes beautiful photos by the way.
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Old September 7th, 2011, 10:39 AM   #2
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I really like mine.
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Old September 7th, 2011, 12:29 PM   #3
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Laurence,

What lenses are you using? Are you using the video portion of it?
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Old September 7th, 2011, 02:05 PM   #4
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I have the stock 18 - 55mm, the cheap 55 - 200mm that is sold everywhere, and a prime 35mm that lets me open up the aperture for interviews and portraits. I'm a video guy that is just getting into still photography, so yeah, I am using it for video. It is a little more "auto" than the Canons, and while that may not be for everyone, it is comfortable for me.

The video seems to be very nice. The aliasing drives me a little mad now and then, but that would be the same with any DSLR, not just the Nikon.

I have a few video related accessories for it:

1/ A HaloRig makes handholding it during video way more steady.

2/ I have a Manfrotto 755XB tripod which is similar and size and look to a photography tripod, but has a leveling ball which is pretty much essential when you are shooting video.

3/ A Rode VideoMic Pro which is just a wonderful sounding camera mounted mic. Better than anything else I've seen and yet relatively small. Way better than that stereo mic that Nikon sells.

4/ A stereo pair of DC-Bias powered mics from microphonemadness.com. Nikons output the dc-bias voltage that these mics need. Canons do not. You can get quite good interview audio with just a set of these mics and nothing more.

5/ A couple of Z96 LED lights. The sensor on the D5100 is large enough that you can get by either with natural light, or with natural light augmented by a tiny LED light. The Z96s are dirt cheap, small and light, and can do either daylight or tungsten color temperature.
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Re: Anyone using Nikon 5100?

In this video I shot my D5100 with Tamron lens 10-24mm and the Nikon 55-300.
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Old February 4th, 2012, 12:56 AM   #6
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Very nice. No sign on any moiré on any of the outdoor wide shots. Great looking footage!
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Maurizio i can't Find The video!

Laurence where can i see your stuff?
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Old February 25th, 2013, 12:14 AM   #8
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These are Nikon D5100 projects:




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