I have had a Nikon D-50 for about a year. I bought it used from a friend to get into the hobby. Kind of put it away all winter, but am getting back into it. I never dedicated time to to learn how to use it. I have been lurking in the beginners sub-forum on here and read some of the recommended tutorials. I just want to the most out of this camera and enjoy the hobby to it's full extent. I have a Tamron 28-80 mm lens, an upgrade will probably be my first financial investment. I am thinking of a [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-55-200mm-VR-Vibration-Reduction/dp/B000O161X0]Nikkor 55-200mm[/ame]. I also have a Nikon speedlight SB-600 that I am borrowing from a friend, which I might buy. Here are some pictures I have shot in the past. As you can tell, I have done mainly landscapes, but I do want to get more into photographing animals and humans. Well nice to meet you folks.