now, how do I use this thing???? It's got buttons all over it! :mrgreen: Yep, the UPS man finally brought me my "new" refurbished factory demo Nikon D80 and 18-55mm lens. I couldn't be happier about it. Being relatively ignorant about photography in general, I'm a bit overwhelmed by all the options this thing has on it. :lmao: It took me an hour or so to figure out how to change the aperture (I was too excited to take time to read the instructions). I love it though. From what I've read, the 18-55mm is a decent little lens for the buck and I can't wait to really try it out. So, anybody got any tips on how to learn photography? Any good digital slr books or websites, etc? I mean, I understand the bare basics like what shutter speed and aperture settings do, but I have to stop and really think about it every time. And I don't have enough practice to know what settings will work in what situation. It's just trial and error right now (mostly error). Do most of you pros shoot in full manual or do you usually use "A" or "S" mode? It seems like it might be a lot easier to learn by shooting in either aperture or shutter priority and take note of what the camera uses for the other setting. I think that might help me learn what the corresponding "other" setting should be. Anyway, I'm just rambling in my excitement. I'll be back with lots of questions, I'm sure. By the way, I know ebay isn't usually highly regarded, but I had a good experience with Cameta Camera who has a store front on ebay. Good price, fast shipping, excellent product.