Just starting Photography

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  1. Logan9581

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    I am looking to get into photography. I found a good deal on a Nikon D80. From what I have read that is a pretty good camera. Any personal experience with it would be appreciated. Also, are there any other cameras you might recommend for a beginner.
     
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    Thanks for the info! Can you recommend a couple of lens (I guess that is going to depend on what I shoot though) I will mostly be shooting outdoor scenery, fishing, beaches, Florida stuff.

    Here are some photos from my point and shoot:
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    What is your budget?
     
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    Logan i'll have to say I love pics number one, three, and four. Beautiful shots.
     
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    manaheim - Somewhere in the 150-250 range.

    reality - thanks for the complements! I'm hoping to make them better with a higher quality camera.
     
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    I would look at the two kit lenses that often come with the Nikons, the 18-55 and the 50ish-200. This will give you a fairly wide range of focus lengths to work with and stay within your budget.

    Ideally, I'd prefer to see a new person get the 18-135 and just stick with a single lens initially, but it's quite a bit more money... like $350ish last I checked. The D80 with the 18-135 as a kit is about $1K total I believe.
     
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    as u go thru this forum u'll probably find that a LOT of us use Nikon D80. seems like it's the camera to have :)
     
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    Anyone who's anyone has a Nikon D80. :)
     
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    Logan im also a P&S guy whos just made the move to SLR. I got my D80 yesterday. Its my favorite new toy. All my free time goes to researching info & shooting. A good search and you'll find all the info you can handle.
     
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    Thanks for all the info. I ordered my D80 yesterday! Can't wait til it gets here!
     

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