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Stefan1919

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I want to start photography and I want to buy a camera. Since I have a small budget, I can only buy a used DSLR. I found two Nikon D5300 in which I'm interested, but one comes with 18-105 mm lens and other with 40 mm micro lens. Can you tell me which one should i consider buying and what are the differences between those two lenses. Both cameras have less than 15k snaps. Thanks!
 

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Welcome to the forum. This is in the wrong section. So, it may get moved. Of your two choices you list. I would chose the camera that comes with the 18-105 lens.
 

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It depends on what you're shooting.

But of the 2 lenses, I would go for 18-105. A zoom lens is always ideal for beginners to cover a variety of different style in photography. You can then buy a more specialized lens when you have decided what you want to shoot.
 

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The 18-105 is very good all around kit lens. I would go with that instead of limiting yourself to one focal length.

You didn't ask but...If you're just starting out, I highly recommend Bryan Peterson's "Understanding Exposure" as a great introduction to the exposure triangle. Also find a good guide book to complement your user's manual. For Nikon 5XXX series, I found the "From Snapshots to Great Shots" camera specific books very helpful.
 

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Had both these lenses
40mm is a macro lens, good lens but its a specialty lens for macro, you can use it for other stuff of course but for general use there is no competition here, get the one with the 18-105mm
 

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Can I recommend the Nikon D5300 (because that's the one I have with 18-105 lens) and I'm very happy with it :)
 

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