Planning to get first DSLR, budget is $1500 - $2000....

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Okay I'm finally looking to get my first DSLR.

My budget is $1500 to $2000 upfront for a basic kit, and will pick up an sb600 and macro lens later on.

Right now, I'm looking at a D7000. I want a general shooting camera capable of handling macro, low-light, landscape, etc..

My gut is telling me that there will be some good sales after thanksgiving, should I wait, or get one now? B&H has it for $1400 with a 18-105mm lens.


Just for fun, a couple shots I took with a P&S that i'm proud of...









 

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nobody?
 

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No help for a noob?
 

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i use a D7000
i like this body as it offers much more than the lower end entry dslrs

if i remember well the d7000 with the kitlens 18-135 is less than 2000$, and the lens is also quite a sharp one
u will seriously enjoy the experience, the other thing i could say is, instead of waiting for the sb600 or any other nikon speedlite
try getting the remote trigger and receiver from yongnuo(either rf301 or rf 602), both are good, don't need line of sight for communication and works across a good distance, with sync speed of almost 1/200th of a second. the yongnuo speedlites are also very good, and they are cheap, i got my set of trigger and receiver on ebay for less than 250 $(US).
 

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Thanks for the advice!
 

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Like jibran has mentioned, any dslr with a kit lens will yield great results. You just have to understand the basics first; such as shutter speed, apature and iso light sensitivity. Any basic dslr paired with an external flash unit will be all you need for a long time. As far as brands go, i would suggest going with one you feel most comfortable with. That means going down to the store and holding and examining the key features. In addition how a camera feels in your hands such as button layouts can greatly improve your ability to learn faster. I personally shoot with a canon xsi, not because i am a diehard fanboy of any sort, but because i enjoyed how the layout of the buttons were placed and how it felt in my hands. This was my first dslr after a long time of research, i still shoot with it frequently and often with great results. So choose something you feel most comfortable with, you will not be disappointed.

Chonh

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Finally.....



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niiiice

congrats mate
 

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Thank you Jibran! I enjoy the feel of the camera, im looking forward to taking my first shots with it.

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