Hi all. I’ve been a member of this site for about a week or so now, and I must say, the amount of information here for the complete novice is overwhelming!! In addition, the quality of photos posted is amazing and inspiring.
I don’t currently have a DSLR, but I have begun saving towards one, so now is the time to ask that dreaded question – what do I need??
The types of photography that I am particularly interested in are:
Landscapes – particularly sunrises & sunsets
Travel – again, landscapes & streetscapes, scenery wildlife (Africa).
For the camera itself, I was thinking something along the lines of the D5100, or its equivalent, EOS 600D. I think any higher than that would be a bit of overkill at this stage.
But as for the , I am pretty much confused. I have read here that it would be best to invest in a good or , rather than the kit that come with the camera as a package deal. Budget will probably have a say here. A D5100 with 18-55mm + 55-200mm would cost approx. $850, where the same camera with a 18-270mm costs over $1,000.
All advice will be very much appreciated. If I need to add any other details, please let me know.