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Conflicting information :'(

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It's easy to recommend the expensive choice when it's somebody else's money. The truth is, there are a lot of great DSLRs and they don't all cost a fortune. If you have a finite amount of money to spend, at the very least get a pair of kit lenses that will take you from 18-55mm and from 55 -200mm. If you can swing it, get a 35mm f1.8 too. Then see what you have left and get the best camera body you can afford.

The whole point of a DSLR is to be able to use interchangable lenses. If you only get one lens, you might as well get a pocket camera like a Fuji X100.
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It's easy to recommend the expensive choice when it's somebody else's money. The truth is, there are a lot of great DSLRs and they don't all cost a fortune. If you have a finite amount of money to spend, at the very least get a pair of kit lenses that will take you from 18-55mm and from 55 -200mm. If you can swing it, get a 35mm f1.8 too. Then see what you have left and get the best camera body you can afford.
The whole point of a DSLR is to be able to use interchangable lenses. If you only get one lens, you might as well get a pocket camera like a Fuji X100.

Ken Rockwell? Lol :P

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I have a Canon elf pocket camera and an iPhone. I get some fantastic photos with them. You could certainly do the same. The trick is to focus on photography, not equipment. That's the best advice you'll ever get, no matter who is offering it.
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I have a Canon elf pocket camera and an iPhone. I get some fantastic photos with them. You could certainly do the same. The trick is to focus on photography, not equipment. That's the best advice you'll ever get, no matter who is offering it.

+1 although I can do so much more with a camera that has some degree of control. Today I don't care what kind of camera anymore as long as it can get the job done without frustrating me in the process

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I just added the d7000 with my d5100 and I also purchased a 10-24MM ultra wide and also the 1.8G  50MM prime. One more to go with the 35MM 1.8G and that will give me 5 lenses for my two cameras. I use the 55-300MM for sports and some wildlife but I really love the 10-24MM for landscape. I am also in my 3rd class at the college which is landscape and have 3 more to complete for my certificate. Been having fun. I bought the second camera because when shooting cross country racing and indoor and outdoor track I need to mount one wide angle for group shots and is so much easier with the second camera.


Edited by Frank I - 11/11/12 at 3:13pm
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A 105 macro might be useful with that kit for portraits and close up. Or an 85 1.8 if macro doesn't matter to you.
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A 105 macro might be useful with that kit for portraits and close up. Or an 85 1.8 if macro doesn't matter to you.

X2, the 85 f/1.8G is a real bargain. It is crazy sharp lens for the price.
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Conflicting information :'(

Not really.

 

Many here are suggesting you buy a used body (the part that suffers the most depreciation), especially one with an AF motor drive, this greatly increases the lens flexibility you have.

 

I have a D90 with an 18-200 and 50mm F1.8D (which is silly cheap). The 18-105 kit lens is pretty flexible, but I had the 18-200 so no competition really. Combine with a SB600 and tripod, and you have a lot of bases covered.

 

Remember, the most important bit of the camera is the bit just behind it. My next purchase will be a nice macro. I have resigned myself to admitting I can not justify a fast tele.

 

Whilst the S5100 etc. are nice cameras, I would not want to be limited to AF-S lenses only.  Sometimes new and shiny has its downfalls, but may people only like to buy new.

 

I still have a real soft spot for the D40 though, along with several people I know, some who now shoot FX. There is just something really nice about the pics that camera takes.

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I wouldn't recommend a used body. I'd recommend a low end body.

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Damn! I have to eat my words about not needing a new body. Cameta Camera sent me an email today with killer prices for Nikon refurbs and I crumbled. A new D7000 is on its way to me. I was going to wait for a 24 megapixel DX that could use lenses without focus motors, but the price for the D7000 was just too good.

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Okay guys.. I have a question.

How do you go about printing a photo if you have a nice one you want to print? I imagine there are places that will do high quality larger prints, but I'm not sure which places...

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I used Ofoto once. They did a very good job.
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I still shoot a film F2 wink.gif

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AdoramaPix is great and I have also heard great things about Mpix.

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