Some Very Basic Questions...

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Ben, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. Ben

    Ben Guest

    Hi there, as you may have guessed from the thread title, i am new at
    SLR photography, but i would very much like to get into it.
    But first i have a couple of questions:
    Is there anywhere on the www, or a book, that could explain to me the
    most basic of things, such as when a lens is described as being 18-55
    mm, what does this measurement actually refer to? You can ascertain
    from this that i really do not have a clue as to what is what, so
    could really do with some very basic explanations on SLR photography.
    Also, i would like to choose a lens for my D SLR body (Canon EOS), but
    have no idea which one to pick. Aside from giving me all of the fancy
    specs, most sites i come across do not actually explain things in a
    way that is easy for a COMPLETE beginner to understand. To start off
    with i would like a lens that is good for taking day to day shots, i
    suppose a middle of the road, best of both worlds lens that will help
    me to get used to taking regular kinds of shots.
    I would very much appreciate it if anyone could get back to me to give
    me a pointer in the right direction here.
    Many thanks, Ben.
    Ben, Sep 19, 2004
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  2. I don't think you are ready for an SLR Ben.

    Gary Eickmeier
    Gary Eickmeier, Sep 20, 2004
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