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 Post subject: Salutations =]
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:02 am 
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Hello,

I'm Jessica/Tsyesìka from Lancaster, UK. I'm very new to photography just purchased my first DSLR yesterday, a Nikon D3200. I've been wanting to get into photography for some time (hadn't due to cost), glad to finally be able to!

Camera labs seems a super helpful and friendly place, really glad I've found it!

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 Post subject: Re: Salutations =]
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:37 pm 
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Welcome.

You've got a decent camera there. Which lens did you get with it?

Don't be afraid to ask questions. The only daft question is ....the one you didn't ask.

Look forward to seeing some of your images.

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 Post subject: Re: Salutations =]
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:58 pm 
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It came with the 18-55mm kit lens. :) I want a 55-300mm lens for landscapes and further away stuff. I live quite close to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ribblehead_Viaduct which I can't wait to try and photograph!


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 Post subject: Re: Salutations =]
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:29 pm 
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Hi.
I've been up there a couple of times myself, I only live about an hour away.
If you don't already know, this link might be of use to you for getting the steam trains passing; http://www.uksteam.info/tours/trs13.htm

55mm isn't wide really & you might want to look at alternatives? Don't be afraid to look at pre owned stuff (if bought from reputable sources) or non-Nikon lenses too.
Funds can be a BIG issue with this hobby! :lol: It aint cheap if it takes hold of you. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Salutations =]
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:31 pm 
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Oh thanks! That's very cool, I've bookmarked the stream train link you've given me :)

Yes, I've read that 200mm lenses are good for getting good Bokeh images which is something I've been trying but not being very successful with as of yet with my 18-55mm even with the aperture to the lowest I can get it F5.6 and close to the subject. Also I'd love to potentially get some pictures of no only landscapes but also the moon and ISS when it passes overhead which I think a 55-300mm lens would be good at (right?).

Regarding off-brand lens or even 2nd hand lenses, do you know where is best to get them? I bought my camera from Amazon and I've been looking at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikon-AF-S-NIKK ... pd_cp_ph_1 but I'm not too sure. I'd really like to try to push what I can do with my 18-55mm before I buy another lens, to see what techniques and what I can learn and what I can achieve with what I have before buying more as I think it will probably help me learn more (that's the theory anyway).


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Welcome to the forum Jessica, it’s a good idea to find out the limitations of that lens for your needs and then you will have the knowledge for your next lens.


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Welcome Jessica to the Camera Labs forum!

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I'm sorry for the late response, welcome to the forums! :)

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