What are your favorite sites for buying nikon lenses and equipment?
To explain, I am worse than a beginner. I know nothing. I have only had my D50 for 1 day now, from what I read here it was a really good choice. I have the 18-55mm lens that came with the kit and nothing else. I am hoping that if I can look through your favorite websites I can get a general feel for the price and availability for different hardware. The best I have found so far is poking around Amazon.com. If anyone has any advice on sites that would explain ISO and what 18-55mm means I would also appreciate it. From what I have read here, a lot of it is way way above my head.
So you all know, I will come out of the closet. I am upgrading from an Olympus D-510. That is extremely powerful (lol, I love sarcasm) 2.1 megapixel camera with a AF ZOOM 5.4-16.2mm 1:2.8-4.4 lense (again I have no idea what that means). PLEASE...... no laughter.
#1. "RE: Favorite equipment websites?" In response to Reply # 0
Hi Greg and welcome to Nikonians. This is a great place to get answers to your questions.
I'd recommend you start by reading How does a digital camera work? (by Nikonian moderator and prolific author Digital Darrell) and then investigate some other articles in the Nikonians Resources area.
If you want to know what hardware works for people, just ask here. Check out the Nikkors forum for info about lenses, the Speedlights forum for info about flashes, the Tripods forum for - you guessed it - tripods.
Also, I would highly recommend the series of books written by Bryan Petterson, starting with 'Understanding Exposure'. His pictures are amazing (my opinion) and his narrative is very understandable. He also shows multiple iterations of pictures to demonstrate what he is saying.