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    Default Choosing my first DSLR

    Hello there everyone, I know this is a VFAQ but I've read many threads and googled but I still can't make a decision about getting my first DSLR :/

    Well, my budget is about $1200 or slightly more, and I'm looking for a Nikon DSLR hopefully between the really professional ones and the entry levels. I'm planning to use the DSLR mostly for shooting people outdoors, but a versatile DSLR would be good as well if I could get one within my budget which I doubt so.

    Also, I don't really understand a lot about lenses. Are they a must to buy, and what are the basic prices for lenses that would fit my requirement?

    Thanks a lot in advance! Sorry if I'm asking too much because I really don't know that much, but I'm extremely eager in getting a DSLR.

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    Default Re: Choosing my first DSLR

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...bie+guide+dslr
    Read this newbie guide to DSLR by Zoossh

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=458315
    Price guide for Nikon if u r looking for NIkon

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    Default Re: Choosing my first DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by jtsky View Post
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...bie+guide+dslr
    Read this newbie guide to DSLR by Zoossh

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=458315
    Price guide for Nikon if u r looking for NIkon
    Thanks, that helped a lot!

    I'm planning to save a little more and go for a photography course before deciding on a D40 kit or D90 kit, but I'll most likely get D90 even though it's quite impulsive. What about dry cabinets? I heard used ones are roughly $100 but pretty hard to find. Roughly how much does a new dry cabinet cost?

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    Default Re: Choosing my first DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by jessaye View Post
    I'm planning to save a little more and go for a photography course before deciding on a D40 kit or D90 kit, but I'll most likely get D90 even though it's quite impulsive. What about dry cabinets? I heard used ones are roughly $100 but pretty hard to find. Roughly how much does a new dry cabinet cost?
    You can check Marketplace for Price Guides and Personal Classifieds for 2nd hand offerings.

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    Default Re: Choosing my first DSLR

    Quote Originally Posted by jessaye View Post
    Roughly how much does a new dry cabinet cost?
    Digi Cabi is one of the common brands here.

    You can also buy them from John 3:16 or the other shops or call Digi Cabi directly. They provide free delivery for the 50 litres model onwards.

    http://www.digihub.com.sg/Uploads/pd...212463d3af.pdf
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    N12-24 f4|T90mm f2.8|T180mm f3.5

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    ".....my budget is about $1200 or slightly more, and I'm looking for a Nikon DSLR hopefully between the really professional ones and the entry levels...."

    2ND hand market for both body and lens...... prices for stuff that are 2 generations back are VERY affordable and still very tech loaded

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