Nikon 3500 - buying my first DSLR

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  1. EugenX

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    Hello,
    I'm willing to buy my first DSLR camera, Nikon 3500. I'm not in a hurry so I would like to buy it at best price possible. I found a deal at $396.95 (bundle) but the Black Friday is coming soon, will the price drop, should I wait for a better price? Thank you.


     
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    Is that with a lens included?
     
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    I think that's a good deal, 2 lenses, bag and memory card, what specific lenses are they?
     
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    That seems like a good deal, but you only need to wait a little while for the black Friday ads to come out.
     
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    AF-P DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens and AF-P DX NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G ED Lens

    My budget is very limited, I really didn't thought of buying a DSLR camera, $400 is more that I can afford, but I'm willing to "stretch" my budget and own a good DSLR camera for a novice. I don't think I will upgrade it somewhere soon. As the Black Friday is near I think I will wait for a bigger discount I hope it will worth waiting. I'm not from US but I will buy the camera from a US store, where should I be looking for Black Friday discounts for this camera? Thank you.
     
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    Shipping outside the continental U.S. might be very expensive. I don't know what stores will offer BF deals.
     
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    I know, the ordered item will be shipped to US address.
     
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    First of all, seems like a very good deal.

    Second, you could wait until BF deals come out but they often have a lot of restrictions or limited numbers. And the way to look at it--for this price you'd be talking maybe (maybe) $50 cheaper.

    If you do decide to get this kit, look at the Nikon 35mm DX f1.8 lens. Yeah, it's not a zoom. But it's light, small, very tough, and a superb DX lens. Tack sharp, auto focuses quickly. It will probably end up being your landscape, low-light, portrait lens.
     
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    Seems to be a good deal...............
     
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    I had both lenses with my first DSLR.
    Both will allow you to explore and learn and potentially grow. That seems like a good price, too.

    But since the budget is a concern, consider looking at used. I've had excellent luck buying used from both Ebay and Craigslist.
     
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    Since my actual location is outside US, I will not be able to actually look and test a used camera, so that's not an option for me, but thanks for the tip.
     

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