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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:10 pm 
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Hi all, I'm Chris, I'm new to photography (5 months) , I live in Lincolnshire UK, I'm enjoying the photography so far, but frustrated with all the terminology, aperture , focal length, etc etc.

I'd like to move up to L series lenses pretty quick so I'm looking for a replacement walk around lens, a wide angle lens, and a Telephoto.

Anyway, I hope to get as much info from this room as possible, :) and start snapping away.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:21 pm 
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Welcome to the forum Chris! The move to L lenses is an exciting one but is very hard on the wallet :D I'm sure everyone here will be happy to help you with any questions you have

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:36 pm 
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Hi and welcome!

Good to see you are this enthusiastic about photography. And it's great that you want to switch to L-lenses straight away. But to me personally I think for a beginner this isn't that useful straight away. You can first try to get the maximum out of your current gear, and slowly work your way up. When you start to feel your equipment is holding you back, that's the time to look into new stuff.

L-lenses are a good investment though, and if you are not held back by a tight budget than by all means: go nuts :). If you need any tips or help with your new hobby, this forum is a great way to ask people for help. So good luck with your photography and above all else I hope you will have a lot of fun.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:49 pm 
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Thank you all, yeah I'm still getting used to it with the differant buttons/dials etc, But I've posted my first attempts at photography onto my FlickR account, please look , its on here under "photography showcase", "natural landscape Photography" its in rpsonse to "Blurring Water"

Chris

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:31 pm 
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Just took a look at the two images you posted and I must say I am very impressed. Both of the images look good and have a nice blurred effect! :D

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:39 am 
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Welcome on-board Chris, you may find my lens guide useful at:

http://www.cameralabs.com/lenses/lens_b ... nses.shtml


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Gordon Laing wrote:
Welcome on-board Chris, you may find my lens guide useful at:

http://www.cameralabs.com/lenses/lens_b ... nses.shtml



Thanks Gordon, and I enjoy your You tube vids,


I'm also scared stiff Of buying the wrong lens, Canon 100-400mm USM IS L , or Sigma, I can't quite afford the Canon yet, but I know in the back of my head if I buy the Sigma, I'll be thinking I should have saved up for the Canon :(

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