Have been using compact point and shoot cameras for many years, thinking of upgrading to digital SLR since I can get one cheap (2nd hand). But the SLR world is bewildering - so much jargon, equipment to consider, lens, mounts. Short of going for a photography course, any good web articles or books to recommend for me to get up to speed on SLR?
I'm familiar enough with fstops and aperture sizes as I play with these settings on my Canon S45. Also I'm familiar with basic photography fundamentals like rule of thirds, etc. It's the SLR equipment that confuses me.
If I buy this 2nd hand SLR body, I have no idea what lens to get, what flash to get, etc. Does the autofocus lie with the camera body or the lens? What is the difference if I get a 28 - 105 mm zoom lens vs a 50mm lens? After all, the 28-105mm should be able to do a 50mm as well right?