Hi Guys, I've just registered so I thought I'd pop in and say hello. I have "dabbled" on and off with photography for most of my life now but have made the decision to get a little more serious about my photography. I have been using a Canon EOS 400D with a standard kit lens and a Tamron 70-300 Zoom Lens but have just added a 550D to my kit along with a Tamron 70-310 zoom lens as well as a set of 3 extension tubes and a set of close up filters. I have spent the last week getting used to the setting on my 550D as well as the "close up" gear, which I think I have got sussed out now. All I need is for my new ring flash to arrive along with the tripod adjustable rails and I should be fully equipped for some better "close up" photos, which i am really enjoying doing as I can just go out into my front garden for that. I've had a quick look through the forum and hope that I will be able to pick up plenty of hints and tips to improve on my photography so I hope you don't mind me asking what might seem some pretty basic questions in time to come. In the mean time thanks for having me on board!