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  1. Santa in my house is not photo savvy so I need to leave pretty specific hints. I need a good tripod, a zoom lens and a remote for my Nikon D5100. Any suggestions would be great Replied 6 years ago, modified 6 years ago
  2. Well, have you been good this year?

    On a serious note, regarding your desire for a tripod and zoom lens, it would be helpful to include a rough idea of your budget. Both products can range in price from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.

    As for a remote for your Nikon, I personally use this:

    http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Product/Remote-Cords/4730/ML-L3-Wireless-Remote-Control-%28Infrared%29.html#tab-ProductDetail-ProductTabs-CompatibleWith

    It's inexpensive and works just fine.
    Replied 6 years ago
  3. I was thinking of asking for a Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR AF-S DX Nikkor Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR but I need to find one for under $300. as far as a tripod I am so fed up wit cheap tripods that last a week then break I want something that will last but doesn't cost an arm and a leg Replied 6 years ago, modified 6 years ago
  4. Hi Scott!

    I am very short in time at the moment, but still wanted to tell you a bit:

    Have you looked into the Hahnel Giga T pro remotes
    Replied 6 years ago
  5. The 55-300 sounds like a very versatile lens to match your 5100. I personally use a 150-500mm sigma on my D7000. Replied 6 years ago
  6. http://www.hahnel.ie/index.cfm?page=dslrremotecontrols&pId=60
    (I'll grab my laptop, one sec)
    Replied 6 years ago
  7. Shi*, i lost my whole story;)
    In short, the Giga T Pro from Hahnel is a many prizes awarded remote control, one of the best available. If you can still find a v1 you will be able to buy it at around 50 euros and buy one of the most versatile thingy! V2 is available at 100 euros. Given the difference in pricing I ought the v1. You'll do fast shooting, time lapse, long long long exposures. You want to wait for one hour, then do 3minute exposures with an interval of 8 minutes, 99 times? No problem whatsoever. Cool for startrails. It will operate at a distance of a hundred meters easily, windows, walls don't bother it at 2.4Ghz frequency. No line of sight needed whatsoever.

    My two cents worth on selecting your remote. I love it!

    Good luck on selecting your christmas equipment, a lot of fun picking your personal choices!

    Ludo
    Replied 6 years ago

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