D5500 with sigma 17-70mm:-
I've just bought a D5300 and I'm a complete novice when using a dslr. I'm trying to take landscape photos but the focus is all in the foreground and I would like the whole picture to be sharp. I've been told f18 is the way to go but what about the ISO and shutter speed (is that the option on the left on the display screen). HELP. At the moment I'm taking better photos on my iPhone 7!
Try focussing about a third of the way into the scene at f8 in aperture priority, use ISO 100 with a tripod and let the camera select the shutter speed.
A remote cable release will help avoid any movement from pressing the shutter.
Thank you. Could I please ask another question. On my friends camera when you go to take a photo, you press and the camera focuses and then you take the pic fully pressing the button. On my D5300 it doesn't seem to have a focus point. It has a grid and a square in the middle but I think this is just to select the middle of the photo. I can't seem to find the focus point. Sorry for such basic questions.
Also, if you press the directions on the selection wheel it will move the focus point around the little diagram of the focus area on the shooting settings screen in the bottom left under the shutter speed.
I have a D5500 and honestly, its a great camera ! I bought this over anything in the D3*** range because the D5*** range had more to offer despite also being the more of an entry level range but the D7*** seemed to out of my budget. I also don't plan on getting another camera as I am hobbyist and I also feel as though this is a remarkable tool and I'd go as far as saying if any bad image comes out the camera, it's probably my fault for not doing a good enough job !
I printed the D5100 full PDF manual off at work
Then I bought a D5200 instead, probably not a lot of difference in it, but I don't think I should do that with another manual as it nearly fills an A4 lever file!
Jessops have a deal on the D5300 at the moment - lots of free stuff thrown in. However, it's stuff I don't need - Bag/spare battery/Manfrotto Pixi etc!
On the D5300 front it's cheapest from HDEW, Black Friday or not ...................
When I was researching which camera to get, I couldn't find a good reason to go for the D5300 over the D5200.
Tempted by this - if only someone would buy the extras - allegedly worth £130.00
Well it's been a good day - saved a bomb
My D5300 makes the perfect image in jpeg
Some seem to think they can't be edited because they're already formatted but they respond well to sharpening, curves and levels tweaks in PP if required. Raw is good for landscapes with OTT Old Testament skies.
I do tweak my Canon Compact JPEGS as it does not do RAW. I very rarely tweak my D3300 JPEGS as I have so many RAW files to pick from, so if a JPEG is not too good, I usually bin it.
yes ive found curves and levels and a bit of sharpening work fine on the pegs
Just checked i had the 18-140 lens with my d7200
Yeah ... bring it on
erm ... well, on if you want noise reduction and erm off if you don't.
Could a D5300 owner confirm that when using single point AF (through viewfinder) the focus point does not glow red at all times when focus is achieved - only in low light conditions?
This has now been answered by Nikon Support. Normal behaviour apparently.
Still find that strange
It is weird - Nikon Support say:
If there is a strong light source at the af point, it will not light up and the beep will alert you to the focus lock.
Be interested to hear from other D5300 owners on this.
what does the D5300 guidebook say?
Can't find a mention of it unfortunately.
I've sold my D5300 and have some odds and ends in the Nikon Classifieds - battery, remote, etc.
Edit: Sale of D5300 cancelled, so items in classifieds no longer available.
A visitor this morning. Pity he moved his head - the rest of him is reasonably sharp.
Yes, his head is a little soft. Otherwise a nice photo.
This one is a shade better I think.
A little, but the eyes are still a little soft. I have great difficulty getting wildlife in focus, so I can't say too much.
Yeah - taken in bit of a rush through a window. I was surprised he stayed long enough for me to get the camera
Back this morning. Cropped and resized only.