Need advice for DSLR for shooting my new baby

Started Mar 3, 2011 | Discussions thread
OP chris401 New Member • Posts: 8
Re: like I said, bodies come and go

Tom_N wrote:

chris401 wrote:

But the reviews I read on the Nikon D7000 seem pretty great. Of course, now I'm almost doubling the price for body alone, so I would need to adjust the budget upwards.

The D7000 is a very nice camera body, but it's overkill. You could put together a pretty nice kit using the D90 for about $1600 + shipping, from reputable mail-order places. For instance:

  • Nikon D90 with Nikon 18-105mm VR lens

  • Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D autofocus lens

  • Nikon SB-700 flash

  • Nikon EN-EL3e rechargeable battery

  • (2) SanDisk 16 GB Ultra SDHC Memory Cards

  • Some reasonably priced camera bag that's large enough to hold everything

This is a bit over your desired $1200 target. If that's a problem, substituting a SB-400 for the SB-700 would be one way to trim around $200. In the other direction, substituting a D7000 for the D90 (same kit zoom lens), would add more than $500 to the cost.

That seems like a great kit recommendation, thanks Tom! I am reading up on the differences between Nikon and Canon; really hard for me to tell a difference. Do people consider one to be more user-friendly than the other?

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