Hi all, just joined and saying hi. My son has started an art course and will spend a brief time doing photography to then copy in art class. We had been lent a Nikon 7000 and I was the one that was bit by the bug. My grandfather had passed earlier this year and owned two camera a canon d1100 and Nikon P510. I was given these to remember him by so are of a sentimental significance but I was advised still good starter cameras. I have taken on the canon and my son has taken on the Nikon as he has more of a point and shoot need. This is how I've arrived here. I have a sigma 70-300 lens on the canon and was advised that this was not bad but a pain to use.I have taken some nice pics and now have to agree that it is of use but as advised won't be my primary lens and is a lens that you need to get used to. I am now looking at buying another lens to use as my primary covers most situations (25-75 is that right?) I am on a shoe string plus worried of spending a wad then realising it was the wrong thing then I'm worried I'll cut corners and then buy rubbish that will result in rubbish. Cash available..... Max £200. When I put this to one side I though it would be plenty, then I looked at prices. Wow, this photography is pricey. Anybody got any advice on selection? Im still learning and don't have a clue on f stops, appature settings, exposure settings. I've learnt what each is but when presented with a situation I'm not at a stage where I can just jump to the correct settings.I guess practice. I was asked to take some pics of a christening recently and kept auto on as I was scared of missing a moment. Any advice, pointers, guidance, greatfully received.