I'm a total newbie, and wanted some advice from you all please.
I've been thinking about making my first serious purchase for a while now, and have very little knowledge. Been lurking around the forums and trying to pick up various tips etc and see the new Nikon D300 getting rave reviews
My dilemma is this....i'm going on holiday to London next tuesday and I thought it would be a perfect time to push the button and buy a decent dslr....doesn't leave me much time though....
1) for a newbie like me do you think it's worth buying such an expensive camera? (or is it better to buy a cheaper one first?)
2) what lens do you think I should be looking at?
3) what other accessories would be essential on my trip
I do intend to take a course in photography when I'm back, so I am serious about getting into the subject as a hobby, but what I don't want to do is to "waste" money if you all think that a cheaper camera would be the same for a newbie like me....
Thanks for reading,