Nikon D5100

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Review this page for information about the Nikon D5100 and its performance with PocketWizard radios.

General Nikon Operational Considerations

The following operational considerations apply to all Nikon cameras unless otherwise noted.

Flash Sync Speed - Custom Camera Setting

When using a Nikon camera and ControlTL radios, the camera's "Flash Sync Speed" setting must be set to the slower shutter speed of the two "Auto FP" options. This setting can be found in the "Bracketing/Flash" Custom Settings menu.

D5100 Specific Operational Considerations

The following operational considerations apply only to the D5100.

Camera Firmware

For best results, use the latest camera body firmware. The latest firmware for the D5100 is A:1.0.1/B:1.01, available for download at Nikon Service & Support.

No HSS/Auto FP-Sync

This camera does not support HSS/Auto FP-Sync operation. It also does not support HyperSync.

Nikon Special Notes

The following special notes apply to all Nikon cameras.

FV Lock

FV Lock is not currently supported with PocketWizard radios.

Unsupported Modes

  • Mirror Up mode is not fully supported at this time – test with your specific configuration before using.
  • Exposure Delay mode (set via in-camera menu) is not currently supported.
  • Repeater/RPT mode is not currently supported.

In-Camera Flash Control

Using in-camera “Flash Control for Built In Flash” menu to control remote zones is not currently supported.

Rear-Curtain Sync and Bulb

Rear Curtain Sync and Bulb mode cannot be used together. For more information, visit our Rear Curtain Sync page.

Remote Infrared Control

ControlTL radios disable ALL infra-red/optical communication pulses used in Nikon’s native i-TTL system, and will not trigger remote flashes configured to receive these pulses. A PocketWizard radio is required for each remote flash you want to trigger.

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