When you first get a new piece of gear, you are of course very careful with it…and you are proud of it, and it's great how clean it looks and all that.…Fortunately that wears off.…I say, fortunately, because your camera is actually quite durable and once you…get over trying to keep it pristine, you will be more likely to take it into…more shooting conditions.…The D5100 manual lists the working temperature range as 32 to 104 degrees…Fahrenheit--that's 0 to 40 degrees Celsius.…Now it's a good idea to follow these guidelines, but I've also gone beyond them…and I've never had any problems.…I'm not saying that you can go absolutely into extreme heat or deep cold and not…have issues, but my experience is that that's specified temperature range is a…little conservative.…
Fortunately, the camera will begin to exhibit certain symptoms when you start…pushing the limits of its temperature range.…If you're in extreme heat, the LCD screen on the back might start to discolor.…Cold weather might also cause the screen to discolor, or it may cause it to…
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Nikon Digital SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
6. Understanding Release Modes
7. Understanding Exposure Control Options
8. Learning More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Controls
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Settings
15. Retouching Images
16. Taking Care of Your Camera
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