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    Default New camera.

    Any suggestions on a new relatively cheap DSLR and lens for a beginner, and what are the good sites to buy from,

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    Default Re: New camera.

    If you are just starting out Micah I would suggest buying a second hand Canon 400D or something of that standard. Something like the Canon 70-300 mm IS lens will do you to start out with as well. These are not the most fantastic lens and camera but they should be fairly cheap and give you a basic start. After that, if you get really addicted you can upgrade if you want but for the beginner these should be fine.
    I would suggest ebay would be the best place to buy these two items. Others may have other ideas.

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    Default Re: New camera.

    I agree with Paul's suggestions, Micah. What is the maximum amount you are willing to spend for both camera and lens? Or maybe you can convince mum and dad to put in some money :P A dollar value on how much you want to spend can narrow it down and allow us to throw up a few more options
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    Default Re: New camera.

    My first DLSR that I upgraded from a Panasonic Lumiz was exactly what Paul is suggesting. I still use the 400D body, but have upgraded in the past month to a much better 300mm F4 L IS lense.

    The only thing with going with that suggestions is that I found the lack of sharpness when the lens was opened right up, which became quite a sore point. But if you are just starting out it is a good first combination that will allow you to learn and improve your photographic technique, before upgrading to a better lens and body. And you could possibly get that combination for around $1500 if you shop around.

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    Default Re: New camera.

    I reckon second hand you might be able to find the combo for under $900. Just make sure the lens is in good condition.

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