Would this be a good starter?

Started 7 months ago | Questions thread
l_d_allan
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Re: Would this be a good starter?
In reply to Preston205, 7 months ago

Preston205 wrote:
Anyway I was looking at picking up a Nikon 1 J1 Manufacture Refurbished with a 10-30mm lens for $159 and I have looked at several reviews and stuff on it. Would that be a good camera to start with?

Looks very tempting. I had a change to use a similar S1 for several days, and was more impressed than I expected to be.

Sams's Club seems to be closing the S1 out at a near fire-sale price for $250 to two lenses. (online only, not in-club, at least for me locally)

The bundle has the smaller 11-27mm, but without VR, which greatly diminished my interest. I was impressed with the 30-100mm with VR.

You might look for a J1 bundle with the 30-100mm VR ... a bundle should be a better bargain than eventually getting the 30-100m separately. Maybe you can find it used?

BTW, the price was $169 when I looked at your link.

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