dex Posted February 4, 2016 Share Posted February 4, 2016 (edited) I know this question has been probably asked a thousand times before. I'm unfortunately lost. I have the opportunity through a client to upgrade for around $800. I can opt for a Nikon D7100 bundle which seems to include a few things that I'm being told I'm not going to use/need (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-D7100-DSLR-Camera-18-55mm-VR-NIKKOR-Lens-30-Piece-Accessory-Bundle-/221581488396?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368). OR I can pick my own. I've never touched a DSLR but I do play with the manual settings on my current camera. I can't shoot RAW, my editing process seems endless, and my OCD isn't satisfied with the clarity. I'm lost and I need advice. I never intended to get into photography and started out as a graphic/print designer and fell into photography doing pictures of tools for flyers because the ones vendors supplied were *blech*. I purchased a Fuji Fine Pix S4250WM. It was great in the beginning. Then I started doing portraits, newborns, kids, families, senior portraits, etc. I wanted better. Now I have the chance to upgrade before a wedding in September and use the time in between to learn my new gear. I am a very technical *geeky* person, fast learner, and all self taught. I don't necessarily NEED the latest and greatest, but who doesn't WANT it right? As soon as I bought my Finepix I regretted it within months. All the limitations were ridiculous to what I wanted to do. I'd like to find a decent bundle suited for what I do so that I'm not stuck buying lenses and stuff after the fact. I also want something I'm not going to necessarily want to upgrade right away either. I feel stuck professionally and I want to jump that hurdle. It's a make it or break it kind of year for me. I know there will be a huge curve in things I'm going to have to learn. I'm prepared for that challenge. Any suggestions? I definitely want a Nikon body and I've been told a 50mm f1.8 is what I will want for portraits. Edited February 4, 2016 by dex Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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