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Old 07-06-2018, 09:49 AM
OSIRIS (Shaun)
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Hello and Thankyou :)

HI and thanx for all your help and advice in advance it will be very much appreciated

Im a complete beginner and am starting out with my old 350D ive got an 18 - 55 mm lens a 55 - 200 mm and a straight 50 mm lens.
I live near newcastle and am wondering what are some good starting out targets? also recommendations for camera settings etc

once again thanx for all your help

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Old 07-06-2018, 09:55 AM
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Your best bet Shaun would be to look in the image section for recent pictures that have been taken and to glean the info from there.

On a side note, how's your relationship with your bank manager?
.....if you hang around here long enough you'll be needing him!

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Old 07-06-2018, 10:06 AM
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thanx for the tip jon
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:13 AM
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Welcome Shaun.
There is a lot of fun to be had with a humble 50mm lens. At this time we have the southern cross earlier in the evening. As the night rolls on pointing towards Sagittarius is a good idea as you'll be looking into the centre of our galaxy where there is so much going on

If you're just on a standard tripod you'll probably be wanting to use closer to 18mm for a nice wide angle shot. At 18mm you could probably look at using 20-30s shots with a wider aperture and you'll be able to pick up quite a bit of detail.
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