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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:44 am 
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Hi everyone! I'm new to the forums and pretty new to DSLR photography, though I've been reading around this site and watching Gordons videos over and over again for ages! This is what got me into photography and I'm loving it!

I'm currently in Derby, England at the moment but will be going back to Innisfail (near Cairns), Queensland, Australia at the end of next month.

I'm sure I will get a lot of tips and help of all you helpful people on the forums!

Bye for now!

Zac


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Welcome aboard, Zac!

I too was drawn in by Gordon's videos and I think you'll find the community here to be very friendly and helpful.


Out of interest, what gear do you have?

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Hi Rorschach. Well I started out just before Christmas time with a Nikon D3000 that I picked up dirt cheap from work but I found it a bit too small for my hands. So I went up to the D90 which fits my hands a lot better.

I have the standard kit lens with that too, the 18-105 Nikkor and also the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8. I also have the Tamron 70-300 4-5.6 LD "Macro" but I find it not very sharp and theres also quite a bit of abberation going on.

Tripod wise I bought a really cheap Camlink 2800 thing but it wasn't solid enough, to the point where it doesn't stop shacking for quite a while after I let the camera go haha. So saved up and got the Manfrotto 055XB and 804RC2 I feel its a lot more solid.

I use Hoya UV filters with all my lenses just because I'm scared of damaging the front element. I know theres quite a bit war on between UV filters and no UV filters but I just use it for protection.

I also think the new 40mm f/2.8 Micro Nikkor looks really nice (and cheap) but I dont know if the really close working distance would be an issue, but thats why I'm here anyway, to get advice of other like minded people and meet new friends!

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Ahh my signature says it too now, not sure if that worked :P

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