I know that there are a lot of threads that ask this kind of things. However I need some opinions about this and hopefully some people will help me. I welcome all suggestions.
OK, so this is my case. I do not have Digital Camera before (use my father 'really old' 1990 Nikon Film Camera) but I use my GF's camera (now she is using Olympus mju 9000) a lot. The reason is simple, I was student this July, have no income in foreign country, and only got "sufficient money" to survive in Singapore. Lolz....
Now, I am working and I can spend roughly 1800-2500 to buy DSLR and equipments without really hurting my wallet ( come from my salary and 'unused' savings). Unfortunately , something happened today, and I need to realise roughly arround 600 from this budget. At the end I can spend only around 1400-1900 for DSLR and its equipments.
But, by "squeezing" my wallet, I can get another 500 from my savings. Ouch....
At first, I was going to get d90 kit + 1 prime + 1 tele + other eq ( dry cabi, bag, tripods, filter, exc). But with my budget now, it is a bit hard to do. Thinking to buy d90 kit and some equipments in this case but still confuse since no tele lens. My decision to get d90 is because I want to have camera that working well for the next at least 5 years. Altough to be honest d5000 and 500D come in my mind. Fiuh...
Then my 'old alternative' come back to my mind. How about proconsumer camera? Hum, I remember that I had 'inner fight' in my mind last week, and willing to spend 600-800 for this alternative (for camera itself). I am not sure about this proconsumer accesory, do I need to buy any equipments? However, in this case I want to buy at least a camera that will complement my DSLR in the future. After searching around, I was decided to get superzoom camera to help my DSLR. However I find that the image quality is not that good. Hum... but then my future DSLR can 'support' image quality. however, I am still looking another proconsumer type camera that can complement my future DSLR. I am not sure whether Olympus 590UZ or Nikon P90 or any other superzoom are in bridge camera category, but as long as I can practice my DSLR and complement my DSLR, I do not mind to get it (of course with price consideration).
So at the end I am stucked here, sitting in my office desk and thinking about this matters.
The reason I want to get my camera this week is because I have my friend coming ( can claim gst, maybe), comex 2009 is in the schedule (just to let me have more alternatives), and will be on my way to Switzerland next week. Hopefully I do not need to 'fight' with my GF's brother to borrow the camera, since he loves my GF's camera.
Kind of photo shoot that I love to make, hum it is hard to say. Practically I shoot anything that I find interesting, from scenery to birds shooting, from indoor shoot to outdoor shoot, from small objects to sky. That is why I want to have at least one prime and 1 tele for my DSLR (and that is why I want to get DSLR, no lens can be 'best' for every shoot, that is my opinion).
So hopefully anybody can share your opinion and suggestion.
Thank you for your help and hopefully I can be a 'member' of this community.
note: have been 'surfing' this forum for the last 2 weeks and love to get some more perspective about my case.