The Plunge

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by salvatore, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. salvatore macrumors member

    Aug 26, 2007
    I ordered a Nikon D80, along with two lenses (18-135mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II AF-S DX Zoom and 55mm-200mm f/4-5.6G ED AF-S DX VR) from Adorama today.

    Aside from a genuine desire, Im a complete novice and am very much looking forward to receiving this camera and lenses. The first step will be to take as many pictures as possible and experiment with as many of the settings as possible. Anyone have other forums/books/resources to recommend for a beginner?
  2. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    If Thom Hogan has a D80 ebook, that'd be the one to get.
  3. Doylem macrumors 68040


    Dec 30, 2006
    Wherever I hang my hat...
    Taking "as many pictures as possible" sounds like the best way to learn. Remember what you did - and what the light was like - when you take pix that 'work'. Read the camera manual, and a couple of books on basic digital photography (from the library?). Look at great pictures, and talk to people who seem to be able to take good pix on a regular basis. Don't get too hung up on hardware, or what people recommend on forums (they always tell you to get whatever they bought ;)). Experiment, have fun...
  4. Maui macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2007
    Congrats on your purchase.

    Be sure to check out these two forums: DP Review and Nikonians.

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