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Looking at getting my first D-SLR, seen a lot of tips on lens 1st body 2nd, I am looking at mainly lanscape photography & also holiday snaps, so a GP lens would be handy for on trips (dont have to cary lots of lenses with me)
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A basic question: what are you hoping a DSLR can provide that your present camera doesn't?
Looking to get more into the creative side rather than point and shoot, my current camera has some manual settings, but I've found them to limiting, so have decided to take the plunge
Spend on lenses not camera bodies would be the first bit of advice.
Get as good a set of lenses as you can afford and then see what sort of body you can afford to go with them!
Newbies often get it the wrong way around - quite understandably - and are sometimes disappointed.
second CB. Get one lens to start off with - the f1.8 50mm is cheap and highly recommended and you will never regret it. If you then want to do landscapes, one of the telephoto zooms. I got a body with a 50mm lens rather than the kit lens, and am so glad I did.
What about buying lenses used,ebay etc..?
Is that a very big risk if you don't have a huge amount to spend? Even the budget lenses seem to cost a bomb.
My experience is that Ebay often costs as much as a used camera dealer, but you get no back up if it goes wrong about 2 weeks after you buy it. Some good stuff, some bad stuff.
I'd rather buy used from ebay than from a mail order dealer.
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