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Hi, my name is Danny and I am new here and new to Photography. I bought my first DSLR a couple of weeks ago, and have been watching many YouTube videos for tips on how to use it, and have been having a play with it. Hoping to pick up lots of advice and tips here. Thanks.
 
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Hi Danny, And welcome aboard TP, looking forward to hearing from you and maybe seeing some of your images on the various forums."Enjoy".
 
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Hi Danny welcome to TP, will find the forums very useful, there are lot of experienced users here so don't be afraid to ask any questions :D
 
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Thanks guys, is there any where on the forum I could post a couple of images for peoples opinions and advice? Thanks
 
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Evening Danny, welcome aboard, plenty of advise and help within, just ask, loads of nice people here (maybe a few not so :p.....lol)

What did you buy ?
 
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I bought a Nikon D5500, second hand from a camera shop in my local area with the 18-55mm kit lens. I am happy with it so far.
More than capable body, had/have the D5200 and yours is technically better.
 
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Hi, my name is Danny and I am new here and new to Photography. I bought my first DSLR a couple of weeks ago, and have been watching many YouTube videos for tips on how to use it, and have been having a play with it. Hoping to pick up lots of advice and tips here. Thanks.
Welcome Danny. Plenty of people who know their "onions" on here.
 
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More than capable body, had/have the D5200 and yours is technically better.
I was originally going to buy a new D5300, but then found the D5500 and decided to go with that. I have a few lenses in mind I would like, but wanting to practice more with what I have first.
 
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I was originally going to buy a new D5300, but then found the D5500 and decided to go with that. I have a few lenses in mind I would like, but wanting to practice more with what I have first.
Great idea about practice and the tendency ( like me) is to go out and buy new glass, in hindsite I wish I’d waited a little to understand my photography interest as I’ve got a few that just don’t see the light of day.

Some are cheap little ones that are handy to have others are more specialised and suit a type of photography.
 
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Great idea about practice and the tendency ( like me) is to go out and buy new glass, in hindsite I wish I’d waited a little to understand my photography interest as I’ve got a few that just don’t see the light of day.

Some are cheap little ones that are handy to have others are more specialised and suit a type of photography.
I think I seem to be heading in the direction of a mixture of Landscape, wildlife and night time photography that I enjoy. Mainly landscape and night time.

It’s the cheaper ones I have been looking at, the 50mm f1.8, 35mm f1.8 and the 70-300mm zoom lens.
 
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I think I seem to be heading in the direction of a mixture of Landscape, wildlife and night time photography that I enjoy. Mainly landscape and night time.

It’s the cheaper ones I have been looking at, the 50mm f1.8, 35mm f1.8 and the 70-300mm zoom lens.
35/50 are great little things for the money, one thing to think about when looking and trying to decide based on use is your crop factor, as you have a crop body, your focal length will be x1.5, so in reality, the 50mm will be more like 75mm (50mm x 1.5) 35mm will be 52mm ish. just a little thought as i bought the 50mm for indoor stuff and found it quite long, well longer than I expected, so i ended up trading for a 35mm but the 50 may well work for you, its all personal.

I had an 18-200 and found it more than capable and for around £200 its a nice little lens (well not that little) might be a lens you can do landscape and the odd birdy ? but 200mm is very short for wildlife.

the good thing is you have an 18-55, so play and enjoy then look back and see what sort of focal length you use a lot.
 
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35/50 are great little things for the money, one thing to think about when looking and trying to decide based on use is your crop factor, as you have a crop body, your focal length will be x1.5, so in reality, the 50mm will be more like 75mm (50mm x 1.5) 35mm will be 52mm ish. just a little thought as i bought the 50mm for indoor stuff and found it quite long, well longer than I expected, so i ended up trading for a 35mm but the 50 may well work for you, its all personal.

I had an 18-200 and found it more than capable and for around £200 its a nice little lens (well not that little) might be a lens you can do landscape and the odd birdy ? but 200mm is very short for wildlife.

the good thing is you have an 18-55, so play and enjoy then look back and see what sort of focal length you use a lot.
I think I would use for both indoor stuff and landscape. With you mentioning that, the 50mm was too long. I think that the 35mm would be better for me for indoor use, with them going to a bigger aperture they would be better suited with low light as well.

I will have a look at the 18-200mm lens. Thanks.
 
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Hi Danny- Completely new here too. I've also been looking at plenty of youtube videos, I need to make sure I don't get too bogged down with those and actually take photos instead.
 
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