Best camera?

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    I need some help on deciding what camera to get within a 500 to 700 dollar price range so if anyone could help it would be greatly apreciated.


     
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    What do you want to shoot?
    What style?

    Secondly, dont fret over older used equipment.
    It'll work just fine.
     
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    I like to mostly do close ups.
     
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    Look to Nikon or Canon, and even Fuji.
    Look to some older products.
    KEH is a good place to start. Then look into specific lenses.
    Research that carefully.
    The choice is very large for macro photography and can run from low to high end.
    But get acquainted with the lenses themselves.
     
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    What do you think of the Nikon D3500
     
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    Good place to start.
     
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    So I have options with the lenses that come with the camera should I get one with just a 18-55mm lens or a 18-55mm lens and 70-300 hard kit or 18-55mm and a 50mm lens.
     
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    The 18-55 is good to start, but look into a dedicated macro as well.
    The longer lenses are good for certain other shots and close ups from afar.
     
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    So I should go with the camera and just the 18-55 and buy a separate macro lens.
     
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    to begin, yes.
    Mind you BEGIN is the operative word here.


    Dont buy too much until you get the overall jist of it all.
     
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    Thanks so much for all the help. This is going to be my first "real" camera I have a canon Powershot A2600 which is not the best but I have managed to get some good pictures with it and am excited to see what I can do with an actual camera.
     
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    I was looking at the Nikon D5300 and the D5600 too, wich one would you say is better?
     

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