Getting into DSLR photography, few n00b questions

Started May 20, 2013 | Questions thread
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HappyPooPants Forum Member • Posts: 61
Getting into DSLR photography, few n00b questions

To anyone with some experience please help answer a few simple questions and I will be forever grateful  and you will hopefully stop me from buying stuff I don't need.

My biggest issue is either going for DX (nikon d7100) or FX (nikon d600).
There is a $500 difference, though since I'm considering this as a long-term hobby, is it worth going FX now, or the DX 7100 should be good enough.
The 2nd issue, if I go with the DX, should I get FX lenses, as I've read lots of talk about DX cameras being made redundant once FX cams get a little cheaper. I don't want to spend $1,500 on lenses and then have them sit in the cupboard in 3 years time because I want to upgrade my Camera, but there are no decent DX cameras at that time.

The 3rd issue (well not really an issue) is with the lenses, trying to work out the best team.

The majority of the time, I'll be taking pics of family/friends at get togethers. But I will also be taking heaps of photos of my kids while they're still young and I can make them wear embarrassing clothes

At this point in time here are my main choices;

Choice 1:

Nikon DX 7100

-Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4 G

-Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II ($700)


-Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4 G

-Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

Choice 2:

Nikon D600

-Nikon Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4 G

-Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G ED VR

Any help would be much appreciated!!!!
Much love.


 HappyPooPants's gear list:HappyPooPants's gear list
Nikon D600 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR
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